University of Lynchburg’s virtual 2021 Schewel Lecture to feature climate change

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The University of Lynchburg’s 2021 Schewel Lecture in Education and Human Diversity has been scheduled for later in March and will discuss our planet’s future and making sure younger generations are informed and prepared.

“Climate Change: Educating the Next Generation on the Challenges” will be presented virtually by Kelli List Wells, founder and CEO of the STEM Leadership Alliance.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m.

The event is free to the public; however, registration is required by clicking here.

The lecture was previously scheduled for last March but was postponed due to the pandemic.

The new, online format will bring an increasingly relevant issue to a larger audience, according to Michael Kelly, one of the lecture’s organizers.

“Last year, Greta Thunberg and millions of activists around the world brought climate change to the international stage, so the selection committee felt that it was important to build on that momentum.”

Michael Kelly, Teacher at University of Lynchburg’s Education Department

The Schewel Lecture is sponsored by the College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling. For additional information, email

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