Picture the Arctic: Capturing the story of Arctic climate change
9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1
Visual imagery can make global challenges personal, compel us to care about critical issues and motivate us to take action. Climate change is one of the most urgent matters facing the Arctic today, so how do we use film, photography, video games and social media to share this important story given all its human, environmental and scientific complexities? How can youth use different technologies and techniques to share their perspective on Arctic climate change with their peers, their communities and the world? High school seniors and university students explore these questions and take a closer look at different ways in which international and local experts have shared the story of the dramatic changes happening in the Arctic Region. This event features introductory remarks from U.S. and Norwegian guests; live streaming with participants in Norway and Minnesota; a moderated expert panel discussion featuring dynamic Arctic and visual storytelling professionals; and an interactive Q&A session.
Admission is free but an RSVP is required. If you would like to attend, please send your name, title, organizational affiliation, email address and phone number to Veronica Padula at VMPadula@alaska.edu by COB Thursday August 20. A confirmation email with further instructions will be sent closer to the date of the event.