COMEDY IN THE GEOSCIENCES II
The third performance is aimed at novice Earth science students. Many such students use their newly acquired content knowledge to engage friends and family in discussions about anthropogenic climate change. However, these discussions can generate excessive conflict in the social group, with minimal exchange of authentic knowledge. In this sketch, the presenters draw on both personal experience and collective wisdom to offer advice to students, including (not) mixing science and alcohol intake at family gatherings, deflecting anti-science sentiment and identifying friendly teachable moments. While this presentation is live-action, it can be produced in video format and released to students through learning-management systems (LMS). An appropriate release time would be immediately prior to winter holidays.