Climate Change Teach-In Jan. 30-31

Siena Heights Joins with Adrian College for Focus the Nation Event

Siena Heights University and

Adrian College Host a Climate Change Teach-in Jan. 30-31

The public are invited to hear a climate change scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) speak at Siena Heights University.


WHAT:      The public are invited to a teach-in led by Siena Heights University and Adrian College faculty, staff, and students. This is part of a national teach-in involving more than 1,100 colleges, universities, and high schools nationwide. "Focus the Nation", organized to provide the public with the latest scientific information, seeks to involve a wider audience in addressing the task of slowing the momentum of climate change.  This is an important social justice issue of our time. "The 2% Solution," a live webcast featuring activists and experts from around the world, will provide participants the opportunity to vote for solutions to climate change.


Webcast airing Wednesday evening the 30th at:

·      Siena Heights Science Room 131 from 8-9 p.m.

·      Adrian College Room 227 Valade Hall (corner of Madison & Williams) from 8-9 pm.

The webcast will also air Thursday the 31st from 10 a.m.-noon in Rueckert Auditorium, Dominican Hall, SHU.


WHO:           Keynote speakers include: Brent Lofgren, senior researcher at NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and authority on the interplay between climate and the Great Lakes. Brent received his Ph.D. and M.S. from Princeton University’s Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department and has published extensively. He will speak about global climate change and more specifically, it’s impact on the Great Lakes.



Siena Heights and Adrian College

Student Panel


WHEN:      Noon, Thursday, January 31


WHERE:   Dominican Hall’s Rueckert Auditorium, Siena Heights University,

               1247 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian.




Focus The Nation is an unprecedented educational initiative on global warming solutions for America occurring at more than 1,100 universities and colleges in all 50 states on Jan. 31. As the largest teach-in in U.S. history, Focus The Nation is preparing millions of students to become leaders in the largest civilizational challenge any generation has faced. For more information, please visit

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