Environmental researchers wanted for eco-anxiety activity from NERC
10 March 2022
Public Engagement - opportunity
NERC are looking for young people and environmental science researchers to help pilot their Stories for Hope 5 Day Pop-up Community Challenge, Monday 14th March - Friday 18th March 2022.
When you think about climate change, do you feel hopeful?
Or do you experience difficult feelings like worry, fear, anger, or grief?
It's normal to experience strong emotional responses to climate change, given the size and scale of the crisis. Often it seems like we're too small to make a difference, or we're the only ones that care. This can make us feel powerless, anxious, or numb. and inhibit us from taking climate action. But coming to terms with these feelings can also be the starting point for positive change for ourselves and the planet.
NERC are looking for young people and environmental science researchers to help pilot their Stories for Hope 5 Day Pop-up Community Challenge. Over the course of a week, you'll take part in an online journey exploring what drives different emotional responses to climate change, and the practical ways we can build hope about the future.
Dates: Monday 14th March - Friday 18th March 2022.
Time commitment: 10-30 mins per day for DIY activities for you to complete in your own time, as well as opportunities to attend a series of live lunchtime masterclasses - further details below.
The series will include:
* Q&A events with experts in environmental science, psychology, neuroscience, climate activism and narrative change
* Guided DIY activities to help you identify the drivers behind your feelings about climate change
* Creative imagination exercises to visualise the different futures we can build together
* Learning about ground breaking developments in climate science
* Interactive group discussions to share ideas and perspectives with others
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