Consistent with Virginia Tech’s role as a leading Land-Grant University, our faculty and students collaborate with local, state, national, and international stakeholders to solve important global change problems, and serve as arbiters of the best available scientific information to the public and decision makers at all levels of government.
An integral part of the GCC’s mission is to actively engage local and extended communities on issues pertaining to global change.
Our outreach and extension activities include:
Community events • Public lecture series
Science arbitration & the science/policy interface • Educational events with schools & science fairs
Working with citizens on issues of regional significance
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These science or science-inspired events bring the local community together to discuss pressing scientific issues and scientific discoveries in an interactive and highly engaging format.
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Our faculty and students are sought after contributors of their knowledge to local schools and science fairs, and have spearheaded the development of unique programming across the Commonwealth and abroad.
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The Lifelong Learning Institute at VT is a member-driven, volunteer organization that draws on the wealth of academic and community resources in the NRV and provides intellectual, cultural, and social experiences for curious adults 50 & older.
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The Global Change Center’s Distinguished Lecture series brings some of the world’s leading scholars to the Blacksburg community to discuss critical environmental and societal issues in an open forum.