Public conference events will take place in Photonics, 8 Saint Mary’s St., Boston, MA 02215, Room 906. To get to the Photonics Building, use these directions.


Friday, February 26th: Public Conference Location and Schedule

AM Sessions (PHO 906)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Opening Remarks
Alisa Bokulich – Boston University
Hardin Coleman – Boston University

Fostering Scientific Literacy Through the Development of Epistemic Practices
Gregory Kelly – Penn State University

Teaching Ecological Citizenship and Sustainable Living in the Social Studies Classroom
Jay Shuttleworth – Long Island University


Lunch 12:45 pm – 2:00pm (PHO Lunch Room) — Invitees only


PM Sessions (PHO 906)

2:00 pm – 5:00pm

How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Making Little Scientists and Love Persuasion: K-12 Science Literacy
Fouad Abd-El-Khalick – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Engaging Good Climate Citizens
Andrew Light – George Mason University and World Resources Institute

Teaching as Moral Agents? The Challenges of Teaching about and for the Environment
Li-Ching Ho – University of  Wisconsin-Madison


Dinner 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Local restaurant) — Invitees only


Saturday, February 27th: Public Conference Schedule

AM Sessions (PHO 906)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

(Title Changed) Philosophical Implications of Understanding Citizens as Science Consumers
Rachel A. Ankeny – University of Adelaide

Engagement, the Emerging Frontier: Bridging the Divides between Science, Policy, and Citizenship
Mahmud Farooque – Arizona State University


Lunch 12:15 pm – 1:30pm (PHO Lunch Room) — Invitees only



PM Sessions (PHO 906)

1:30 pm – 3:00pm

Roundtable Discussion
with Michael Matthews, Christine Baron, Yann Benétreau-Dupin, and Luciana Garayo