It is with excitement and pleasure that I announce that I will be part of the line-up of Odd Salon’s “Decay”, an Exploratorium residency.
My talk, titled “The Anthropocene: Does Arrogance Outlast Decay?” notes that humans have been a ‘force of nature’ for only a few thousand years, depending on who you listen to. It asks, is it arrogant to suggest a whole new geological epoch based on our actions? What human artefacts will be left after millions of years of decay? And even after all that, a world of zeppelin toads and carnivorous trees would have long forgotten us!
Tune in live at 7pm PST (that’s 3am BST in the UK, if you can’t sleep!) or watch later. The recording of my talk will available soon after on Odd Salon’s YouTube channel, and the whole Exploratorium After Dark event will be so both the Exploratorium’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
Kit Marie Rackley (they/she) is an award-winning ex high-school Geography teacher in the UK. Throughout that time and continuing today, Kit Marie provides teacher continuous professional development (CPD) and training, which previously included a role as Associate Tutor for the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.
Kit Marie has worked as an education consultant and project manager with climate and energy scientists, including researchers based at NOAA Boulder, Colorado and as an educator and trainer at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California, and is now freelance consultant with the UK’s Geographical Association and the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). They are a published educational author, including works with National Geographic Kids and Diverse Educators.
Kit Marie is a strong and passionate advocate of youth voice and empowerment, decolonising the curriculum, and inclusive and intersectional education. Much of their work revolves around the climate crisis, focusing around framing it as a school safeguarding issue. Kit Marie runs an educational resource blog at Geogramblings.com, and is host and producer of the Coffee & Geography podcast.
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