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Digital Earth for Ecological and Resilience Education Ka Chun Yu, Rachel Connolly, Ned Gardiner, Healy Hamilton, Kathi Koontz, David McConville, Jessica.

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3 Digital Earth for Ecological and Resilience Education Ka Chun Yu, Rachel Connolly, Ned Gardiner, Healy Hamilton, Kathi Koontz, David McConville, Jessica Sickler, Ryan Wyatt

4 Who is the Worldviews Network? Funded by NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants NA10SEC & NA10SEC

5 Hayden Planetarium American Museum of Natural History Credit: Alfred Gracombe

6 Morrison Planetarium California Academy of Sciences Credit:Paul Grimmer

7 Gates Planetarium Denver Museum of Nature & Science

8 Gates Planetarium Denver Museum of Nature & Science 16.9 m dome diameter 25° tilt, 6  projectors; 120 seats

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10 Maximizing visual impact …

11 Seeing Knowing Doing Dome presentation Systems perspective NGOs, design the future Bioregional Community Dialogues

12 Seeing: Visual Thinking Storytelling at multiple scales Cosmic Bioregional Global

13 Seeing: Visual Thinking Scientific visualization of ecosystems at multiple scales Global All Water Fresh Water Ice

14 Seeing: Visual Thinking Scientific visualization of ecosystems at multiple scales Regional

15 Seeing: Visual Thinking Scientific visualization of ecosystems at multiple scales Local

16 Knowing: Systems Thinking Planetary Boundaries “A Safe Operating Space for Humanity” Rockstrom et al., Sept 2009, Nature, v461, p. 472

17 Design Thinking: Resilience of coupled human-natural systems Focus on synergetic solutions

18 Encouraging dialogue …

19 Preliminary Evaluation Evaluation Goals Increase environmental literacy Understand social-ecological problems within context of Earth systems Positive affective (emotional) response—awe, inspiration, amazement Identify opportunities for further engagement Awareness of community resources working to address problem Currently questionnaire data from N=391 audience members (5 events)

20 Knowledge Outcomes 51%: Learned something new about ecological concepts Human-natural systems: 26%: Recognized ecological changes caused by humans over time 23%: Recognized human use of natural resources 13%: Learning about what can be done to protect/restore environment in their regions

21 Immersive Experience 81%: Dome presentation enhanced understanding, e.g., 39%: “It gave me perspective …” 32%: “It allows me to see …” 22%: “It made me understand …” 10%: “It makes me feel …” (affective response)

22 Reaction to Dome Presentation “Rank statements reflecting reaction to dome experience” 1.Thinking about complex Earth systems interrelationships 2.Visualizing concepts of time and space 3.Sense of how small Earth is

23 Affective Outcomes 10% of respondents: dome presentation promoted an affective response Inspiration, caring, personal relationship These audience members ranked statements most frequently: 1.Feeling the need to take care of Earth 2.Feeling a sense of the sacred in regards to Earth 3.Amazement at the beauty of what was shown

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25 https://partners.worldviews.net/ Resources for the Uniview planetarium community Professional development Scripts, storyboards, links, background info Visualization modules KML / KMZ files

26 Dr. Ka Chun Yu DMNS partners.worldviews.net


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