Red Barn Series, Newfound Audubon
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Speaker: Michael Weinstein, Director of Sustainability, Southern New Hampshire University
Research has shown that people who feel more connected to nature are more willing to act on behalf of it, and that effective environmental education can foster greater nature connection. But due to steady growth in distance learning, as well as events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unclear how this can occur in virtual space. This talk presents novel research on the experiences of online college students during the pandemic, and how it may be possible to leverage exciting new information technology to connect people to each other and the environment.
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Mike Weinstein is the first Director of Sustainability at Southern New Hampshire University. He is a President’s Doctoral Fellow and PhD Candidate in Environmental Studies and Sustainability at Antioch University New England. Mike established and directs the SNHU Arboretum, a nationally accredited, 25-acre forested wetland located in Manchester, NH. He has a background in environmental and STEM education, conservation, illustration, and is an AmeriCorps alumnus and US Army combat veteran.
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Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.