Environmental Journalism: learning how to communicate climate change

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The Education and Scientific Research Network of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation is promoting a training course entitled ‘Environmental Journalism’ on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November in conjunction with newspaper editors and Associations of Journalists. The course has been organised by tsm – Trentino School of Management and MUSE – Trento Science Museum and is free of charge. Those wishing to attend must email emanuela.fellin@muse.it by 28 October to register.

Aim of the course

The aim of the course is to identify the most appropriate ways of teaching and informing people about climate change and the impact man has on the air, water and land, as well as improving the content and language used by journalists when dealing with these issues.

The course will cover topics of both journalistic and educational relevance regarding the environment, following the guidelines of the programme of the Education and Scientific Research Network, with contributions from experts from the worlds of science and journalism, as well as a chance to discuss and debate the issues.


Fabrizio Franchi, Chairman of the Association of Journalists of Trentino Alto Adige

Enrico Franco, Director of the Corriere del Trentino, dell’Alto Adige e di Bologna

Ugo Morelli, Scientific Director of the UNESCO Area of tsm – step, Lecturer at the University of Bergamo

Emanuela Fellin, Clinical Pedagogist, head of UNESCO Education and Scientific Research at MUSE – Trento Science Museum

Silvia Gualdi, Director of the CMCC division – Climate Simulations and Predictions

Massimo Bernardi and Michele Menegon, paleoanthropologists at MUSE – Trento Science Museum

Marco Avanzini, geologist at MUSE – Trento Science Museum

Giorgio Tecilla, Director of the Trentino Landscape Observatory

Dates and Times

11 November 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

session ‘Complexities of environmental issues and journalist communication’

11 November 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

theatrical performance by actor Roberto Scarpa and musician/composer Luca Morelli ‘Quando sarò un uomo – La lanterna segreta di R. L. Stevenson’ (When I am a man – The Secret Lantern by R. L. Stevenson)

12 November 9:00 am – 1:00 pm session

‘How the conditions of liveability change. Some contributions from the world of science’.

Information and registration

The course will be held at Muse – Trento Science Museum.

The class will be made up of the participants who register by 28 October 2016.

To take part in the course, participants must send an email to emanuela.fellin@muse.it