Heather Short, PhD Earth Sciences
My formal training is in structural geology, with a wide breadth of coursework at the graduate level, built upon an undergraduate Liberal Arts foundation.
I have been teaching geology, earth systems science, and climate science for 25 years, focusing on the present human-caused climate and ecological crises over the past 15 years. I designed and taught the only climate science courses in the QC college system.
Frustrated by the dissonance of teaching young people about the climate emergency in the context of a world that is still largely in denial about the urgency with which we need to act to mitigate it, I resigned from my tenured position as an act of conscientious objection to educational business-as-usual with a 'green' twist.
I am now endeavoring to educate the 'adults in the room'- those of us who have the political and economic agency to take meaningful action to avoid the worst consequences of climate breakdown.
My updated, asynchronous climate literacy course for life-long learners, called Climate + Change, is available on a pay-as-you-can fee scale. My next in-person-zoom Climate + Change course is set to begin January 10th 2024! We'll start with climate literacy, move through grief, and finish with what to do about it all. Tuition by donation. 1 or 2 meetings/week; noon EST. You do not need any prior knowledge or education, just a desire to learn and an ability to commit to the cohort (there is a class size limit). For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.ce.sterlingcollege.edu/climate-change-sync