October 5, 2015

Douglas Zook

Earth-centered ethics: Imperative for climate change education

BU’s Seminar Series on Climate Change

October 5, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Douglas Zook
Director of Global Ecology Education Initiative
Boston University

Dr. Zook founded and directs the Global Ecology Education Initiative within Boston University’s Science Education effort based at the School of Education. His expertise in various science-themes is widely known with invited presentations around the world, including most recently via Fulbright awards and programs of the European Union. He has organized and led trips to remote regions of the northwest Amazon and New Zealand, served for ten years as elected President of the International Symbiosis Society, and overseen the science teacher development of more than three hundred Boston University students while he headed the Masters of Arts in Science Education program in past years. He is also an accomplished nature photography artist, with his “Earth Gazes Back” exhibits in Boston and overseas focused on reflections off of window panes. He received his PhD in Biology from Clark University and has a Masters in Botany and undergraduate degrees in Public Communication and Biology.

This program is supported in part by a grant to Earth & Environment Professor Dave Marchant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.