Talking and Walking Hope With Our Children

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Climate Anxiety Workshop for Parents

  • Presented by Elin Kelsey, PhD

  • Sponsored by Vic West Elementary PAC and Parents 4 Climate

  • Register below for a link to this free virtual event 

In this workshop, Elin Kelsey will help participants explore solutions enabling us to support kids to move beyond the eco-anxiety and disempowerment of doom and gloom towards meaningful engagement.

Elin Kelsey, PhD is an author, scholar and passionate leader in the evidence-based hope and climate change solutions movement. Her newest book for adults, Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical For Solving The Environmental Crisis was published by Greystone Books in 2020. Her influence can be seen in the hopeful, solutions-focus of her clients, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and other powerful institutions where she has served as a visiting fellow including the Rachel Carson Center for the Environment and Society, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Stanford University in the Graduate School of Education.

In 2022, she took up a Kone Foundation Fellowship to work with climate science researchers, the Climate and Environmental Communication Science Association and children’s book writers in Finland on the Developing Climate Change Communication with Emotional Awareness project. Her contribution to climate advocacy and activism through evidence-based hope resulted in her selection as a 2020 finalist in the Canadian Nature Inspiration Awards.

Elin is a popular keynote speaker and has a track record of inspiring change. We're thrilled she will be presenting this workshop! You won't want to miss this opportunity - register below, and share this event with others you would like to have join you for this conversation. 

Questions? You can reach us at [email protected]

And please check out this resource page we're curating of helpful resources for parents and kids.