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Ben Hale Awarded NSF Grant on Ethics, Public Policy, and Environmental Science

September 28, 2012

CSTPR is pleased to announce that NSF has funded a joint project between Northern Arizona University, the University of Montana, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. This project aims to develop educational resources that will enable graduate students in the natural sciences to develop the fundamental skills needed to navigate the intersection of ethics, public policy, and environmental science. The CU-Boulder team will produce approximately twelve 5-10 minute video episodes designed to call attention to important ethical questions underlying the climate debate. These videos will highlight the scientific, policy, and human dimensions of regionally important environmental issues, each with a connection to climate change. By introducing ethical questions through relevant scenarios and concrete cases that include the testimony of stakeholders and visual illustrations of the scientific and philosophical factors in play, students can be drawn into deliberative engagement with instructors and classmates.