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Forums provide opportunities for thoughtful consideration of the relationship between science, technology, and society. Older youth and adults participate in one- to two-hour facilitated discussions that promote exploration and foster dialogue and deliberation.

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Women's Rights and Sustainability

In this activity, learners will use a set of issues and character cards to consider the importance of women’s rights to sustainability in a guided conversation format.
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Climate Hazard Resilience Forum on Drought featuring group of people discussing around a table

Climate Hazard Resilience Forum: Drought

In this interactive forum program participants will discuss the social, economic, and environmental impacts of drought in facilitated groups.
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NOAA Climate Hazard Resilience heat forum with people sitting around tables talking

Climate Hazard Resilience Forum: Extreme Heat

In this interactive forum program participants will discuss the social, economic, and environmental impacts of extreme heat in facilitated groups.
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Climate Hazard Resilience Forum Heat sea level rise table with materials

Climate Hazard Resilience Forum: Sea Level Rise

In this interactive forum program participants will discuss the social, economic, and environmental impacts of sea level rise in facilitated groups.
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Climate Hazard Resilience extreme precipenation forum of peple talking around a table

Climate Hazard Resilience Forum: Extreme Precipitation

In this interactive forum program participants will discuss the social, economic, and environmental impacts of extreme precipitation in facilitated groups.
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Two actors act in a play about nano and society.

Same Sides and Let's Talk About It videos

In this program, learners are introduced to nanoscale science which includes 2 ten-minute plays that stimulate conversation about the impact the field of nanoscale science may have on our lives.
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Cognitive Enhancement Teen Role Play Forum

In this forum, learners grapple with the implications of two different future technologies that would enhance one's cognitive ability.
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Energy Challenges, Nanotech Solutions?

In this forum, learners take the role of a governmental funding agency and asks them to consider how nanotechnology should fit into the timeline and scope of future national energy policy.
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Privacy, Civil Liberties, and Nanotechnology Forum

In this forum, learners will discuss several nanotechnology application scenarios then deliberate in small groups and create a group response to the overarching question, "how can nanotechnology affect someone’s privacy"
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Risks, Benefits and Who Decides?

In this forum, learners discuss the strengths and weaknesses of three options, raise questions about the societal and environmental implications of nanotechnology to a panel of experts, and work in small groups to form a group recommendation drawing from the options presented.
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