RISE with Insects (Resilience Ignited through Science and Ethics)
Ana Maria Velez Arango
Holly Hatton-Bowers, Sandra Williams, Susan Weller, Louise Lynch-Obrien, Maria Elena Oliveri
Many researchers believe climate change is the biggest global threat to human health, with children and youth being the most vulnerable to the impacts and suffering the direst consequences both immediately and throughout their lives.
Funded by a UNL Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition planning grant, researchers will emphasize the interconnectedness between natural and anthropogenic ecosystems and ultimately lead to youth taking collective action to mitigate the climate crisis in Nebraska and beyond.
Using an intercultural and interdisciplinary approach, this project is designed to integrate STEM learning on insects’ environmental resilience with restorative healing practices, mindfulness, art and social-emotional learning to provide the space to sit with difficult concepts, such as racism, privilege and the climate change crisis.
Early Education & Development