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An Inside Look: Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education

We faced a new challenge this summer: COVID-19 made it clear that we could not create the same in-person experiences for our national network of educators that we usually do. Instead of cancelling our work, we decided to partner with The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program and NOAA’s Climate Office to build something new and […]

Climate Change Education Resources for Virtual Classrooms

Across the nation we are faced with the challenge of delivering quality virtual and distance education to our students, and with little notice. We know that some educators are in districts or schools that have limited digital access and are making distance learning plans, while others are adapting lesson plans to digital learning. Each situation […]

Climate Lessons Update – February 2020

Letter to Climate Change Educators We are excited to introduce our new Climate Change Education Manager, Lindsey Kirkland! Most recently, Lindsey lived and worked in Australia where she collaborated with scientists, agricultural consultants, and farmers on several international research projects. For the past nine years, she has taught environmental education in informal and formal settings. […]

Climate Lessons Update – January 2020

Letter to Climate Change Educators Happy New Year! We are starting this year with imagination: envisioning the future world we want to live in and the steps required of us to make that world a reality. In the midst of such turmoil around the world, we know there is no time to waste. Youth are […]

Climate Lessons Update – December 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators The 25th annual international UN climate negotiations, also known as COP25, has started this week and will continue through December 13! Over 25,000 people from 200 countries are gathering in Madrid, Spain to participate as world leaders work to increase their commitments for climate action under the Paris Agreement. Article […]

Climate Lessons Update – November 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators We hope you are settling into a routine with your students, school, and colleagues. If you need an extra push to bring climate change into your classroom this fall, check out our tips below! Make the information place-based and relevant to your local community. Check and see if your city […]

Climate Lessons Update – October 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators With a complex issue like climate change, it can feel difficult to know how to approach teaching it. We want you to know that there is no right or wrong way to begin! Climate change intersects with all aspects of our lives, so it can fit into any subject area […]

Experiential learning field trip; a model for educators!

Make a commitment to use your community as a place of climate action! Solutions to climate change are not in some far off place that cannot be attained. Solutions are local, they are happening now, and you can get involved! We encourage educators to bring their students out into their communities to participate in experiential […]

Climate Lessons Update – September 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators It’s back to school time! And a new school year means new relationships and establishing a rapport for learning in the classroom. We want to empower students to see their ideas and viewpoints as valuable. As teachers, providing lessons that foster learning about students’ diverse experiences can do just that. […]