Submission Date


Document Type



Media & Communication Studies

Second Department

Environmental Studies

Faculty Mentor

Louise Woodstock

Student Contributor

Anna Robertson

Project Description

My Summer Fellows experience has focused on the essential importance of communication in the climate crisis, and on personal exploration to reconnect with the natural world. Grounding practices such as hiking in the woods and gardening mitigate climate anxiety, renewing environmentalists’ ability to continue their work. This presentation will discuss why how we talk about communication matters and review the climate communication scholarship. Throughout I will incorporate reflection and analysis of my outdoor experiences.


Presented during the 25th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 21, 2023 at Ursinus College.

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Available to all.