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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, March 2010

Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), March 2010, volume 6, issue 3...We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.   

Inside this issue...

  • futures thinking... looking ahead
  • applied foresight... using the perspective
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global
  • futures thinking... looking ahead
The impacts of global climate change affect individuals, communities, agriculture, and many industries. In response to requests from stakeholders, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced plans to develop a Climate Service Office to provide critical planning information.
  • applied foresight... using the perspective
World Biosphere Reserves are part of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) program to foster conservation and sustainable development. Located in many nations throughout the world, the reserves remain under national jurisdiction and share their best practices with the global community. Notably, the UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity to emphasize the importance of biodiversity to human well being. 
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global

The Brown Bag Lunch Series sponsored by IF @ AACC for March:

"The Future of Community & Home Health Care"
by Deborah Tolliver
Associate Professor of Nursing
Anne Arundel Community College
Monday, March 8 
1-1:50 p.m. 
Careers Bldg, Room 129
AACC, Arnold, MD (map)
This event is free and open to the public. 

Interested in a course on the future for college credit?
Check our Exploring the Future (FTR 100) class listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement. Spring Term registration is now over, but Summer Term registration will be available in April for both the online and traditional face-to-face classes.

Registration is now open for the WorldFuture 2010 Conference "Sustainable Futures, Strategies, and Technologies", which will be July 8 - 10 in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the annual conference of the World Future Society.
Produced by our partner the World Future Society