On October 1st, 2016 the Bowdoin campus community participated in a day of discovery. We worked to evaluate the human and financial costs of action and inaction to combat global climate change for all the stakeholders on earth and to discuss openly with our local community how we can best prepare to meet the challenges ahead.
How to navigate the day: Events scheduled throughout the day were open to all campus community members. Everyone was welcome to attend for an hour or for the whole day. Advance registration for some space limited open classes was recommended. Plenary Sessions and Panel Discussions do not require registration.
Dialogue Throughout: Community discussion is an important part of the Teach-in. Discussion resources and information about dialogue events, including the October 2 Common Hour debrief sponsored by the McKeen Center, are found here.
Fact Sheets: Click this link for information made available during the Teach-in.
- 8:30-10:00 Open Class: Earth Care: Public Health, Disease, and Environmental Inequalities in the Anthropocene
- 9:35-9:55 Open Class: Forced Migration and Interdependence: A Climate Dance Event
- 10:00 Framing the Questions – A plenary welcome with Kelsey Freeman ’16, Catalina Gallagher ’16, Mark Battle, Susan Kaplan and Brian Purnell.
- 11:30-3:30 Seventeen different open classes and twelve panel discussions run in multiple parallel sessions. See the detailed schedule for links to panel and class descriptions.
- 12:00-1:30 Campus Information Expo
- 2:30 Slam Poets!
- 4:00 Ways Forward – A concluding plenary with Dillon Sandhu ’16, Leana Amaez, Sabina Hartnett ’18, Catherine Longley, Roy Partridge, Madeleine Msall and Caroline Martinez ’16.
- All Day Intersections: Making Connections, Moving Forward Film Screenings
- All Day: Word Art Collaborations: Selections from the Mark Melnicove Collection, 1970-2015