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March 22, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Climate Emergency: Using Feedback Loop Films to Inspire and Educate


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Climate Emergency: Using Feedback Loop Films to Inspire and Educate


March 22, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT






Grade Level Grades 6-12, Professional Development

About This Webinar

Join Journeys in Film for this invigorating panel discussion with climate educators and scientists as they demonstrate the power of using Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, a series of five short films, in the classroom to engage and inspire students to build a sustainable future through increased understanding of forests, permafrost, etc.


William Moomaw

William Moomaw is Professor Emeritus, Tufts University and Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Woodwell Climate Research Center. He previously taught chemistry and was Director of Environmental Studies at Williams College. Hi is a physical chemist who helped develop the first ozone layer protection legislation while working for the U.S. Senate and has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports including the 2007 report that shared the Nobel Peace Prize. He has published extensively on technical solutions to reduce climate altering emissions. He is currently working internationally and nationally to identify and implement Natural Climate Solutions that accumulate additional atmospheric carbon out of the atmosphere in forests, wetlands, and soils. In 2019, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his "contributions to our understanding of climate change and its global impacts and to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."

Profile picture for user Lara Tukarski
Educational Organization / Business Professional

Lara is an environmental educator and biologist who is passionate about engaging youth with nature in ways which nurture community, literacy, identity, and a fierce sense of place. She has an extensive background in formal and informal environmental education, with over twenty years of experience teaching and designing environmental and sustainability programming in the Puget Sound and Chesapeake Bay regions. She also served as a backcountry guide for at-promise youth and was the founding director of K-12 Green Schools and STEM programs in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She is the South Sound FieldSTEM Coordinator for the Pacific Education Institute in Olympia, Washington where she empowers educators to teach real-world science connected to the environment of the Pacific Northwest. Lara holds a BS in biology and an MS in molecular ecology. 

Outside of her work with the Pacific Education Institute, Lara is an avid backpacker, skier, gardener, rockhound, folk artist, mountain lake swimmer, and chicken herder. She lives with her husband and four dogs on a small farm on the Olympic Peninsula.

Profile picture for user Jen Fischer
Educational Organization / Business Professional

Jen Fischer is a writer, film producer and teaching artist whose work focuses on highlighting shared human experiences to cultivate empathy and understanding. Her films have screened across the United States and abroad and have been featured by NBCLatino, ABC, Univision, Fusion, NBCBLK, Vice News, etc. with her film “THE wHOLE” premiering at Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary Human Rights Conference. Her educational and/or film writing has been featured by Edutopia, Video Librarian, Ms. Magazine, Parents Magazine and others. She is the Director of Programs and Outreach for Journeys In Film. She has developed curriculum for LA’s BEST, the Metta Center for Nonviolence and in conjunction with the Outreach Center for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, where she received her M.A. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and enjoys playing the piano and creating unique educational experiences for her two children

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.



Climate Emergency Feedback Loops FINAL_01.pptx

March 22, 2022
24.82 MB

Climate Emergency Curriculum Guide FINAL.pdf

March 22, 2022
10.27 MB

Smithsonian Panel Discussions.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
March 22, 2022
305.06 KB

Teaching WithFilm Infographic (1).pdf

Handout, Worksheet
March 22, 2022
147.06 KB
Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops Trailer #1
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Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops Trailer #3
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Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops Trailer #2
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2 Reviews
Great ideas and resources
I am excited to use Journeys in Film to teach about climate change and feedback loops in the classrom. I think the lessons will be engaging!
Jami Wollan
May 22, 2023
Journeys In Film always bring excellent lessons.
Excellent resources for educators to use in the classroom.
Kathryn Fairbanks
March 31, 2022