Host a Climate Solutions Workshop with Us!
How can we collectively limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius? In a Climate Solutions Workshop, participants will identify strategies and test their impacts on global temperature using an interactive, cutting-edge computer simulation. Join us to create your own climate future using evidence-based modeling and engaging conversations.
About the workshops:
Workshops typically last 60-90 minutes, can be done virtually, and are best for those aged 14 and up. Wisconsin Energy Institute staff are able to facilitate workshops that are tailored to your audience’s interests and are excited to collaborate with a wide variety of groups.
Tell me about the model!
En-ROADS is a free, easy-to-use, online, interactive simulation model that allows users to test climate change solutions such as energy supply, economic growth, land use and other policies in order to deepen our understanding of how these systems interact, and to spur climate action. En-ROADS is developed by Climate Interactive, Ventana Systems, and MIT Sloan, and is used by people all over the world to frame conversations about climate change solutions. Several Wisconsin Energy Institute staff have been trained as En-ROADS Ambassadors by Climate Interactive.
Role Playing Game:
As an alternative to the workshop, we can facilitate a highly interactive role playing game using En-ROADS. As global leaders gather annually to track progress towards or reinvigorate their climate pledges during the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, you too can get a taste of the policy and diplomacy decisions involved in limiting global warming. In the game, your group will negotiate a climate deal to address one of the greatest human and environmental challenges of this century. The role playing game requires 90 minutes minimum.
Using En-ROADS is a great way to engage students across all subject areas in thinking about effective climate solutions and can be an excellent follow-up to an energy or climate unit, or after using STEMhero in the classroom. En-ROADs is best for the high school level. Workshops will be tailored to your students. Connect with us to set up a workshop for your classroom!
Today’s presentation was fantastic! The presenters were all so informative, and really made me think about how important it is to create a safe environment for the people I care for the most: my kids. I always knew climate change was an issue, but to be honest, I always thought it was inevitable. This was eye-opening; WE are the key to creating a safe, livable, beautiful future environmentWorkshop Participant
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Great combination of a useful tool for educators of all levels, demonstrating the tool's use, showing the tool's secondary resources, and then combining it with a second idea (multisolving) that really expands the conversation and thinking while still appropriate for all levels. Really great, useful workshop! Thank you!Workshop Participant