Author: Ann Benson, Education Program Assistant

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, May 25

We are happy to announce that Minnesota’s Changing Climate received the Environmental Education Award at the 2012 Environmental Initiative Awards! Thanks to all of our partners who made this work possible! As the school year is winding down and you are looking back on all you have accomplished this year, please share your thoughts on […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, April 27

Happy Spring! As many of you plan action projects this spring, share your plans with us! As always, feel free to contact us with any questions. New City School submitted this creative PSA for the Parks Climate Challenge: Last week, the first White House Summit on Environmental Education was held. Read Richard Louv’s reflections on […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, March 9

Spring is finally upon us! It’s a perfect time to get your class outside with their journals and make some observations as Minnesota “wakes up.” It is maple syrup time and we wanted to share this video about how the industry is changing that we came upon a few weeks back.

Will Steger Visits Hawley, MN

Last week, Will Steger visited Hawley Elementary and Hawley High School to speak with students about his adventures and what the Hawley students have been learning about climate change. First, he met with a third grade class that has been participating in our Minnesota’s Changing Climate project. The students were all very excited to meet […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, January 4

Happy New Year! Launching Minnesota’s Changing Climate was a highlight of 2011 and we are excited about continuing to expand this program in 2012. Parks Climate Challenge schools are continuing to create excellent PSAs. Check out this great work from Bloomington Lutheran School: We are still accepting proposals for Parks Climate Challenge mini grants, so […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, November 30

We had another fantastic day of school visits with Will Steger on November 18 when we visited Roseville Area Middle School and MetroTech Career Academy. During each visit, students presented the work that they have been doing with the Minnesota’s Changing Climate curriculum and Will spoke to large groups of students. Read more about the […]

Will Steger Visits Middle School and High School Students

On November 18, Will Steger’s second day of school visits started at Roseville Area Middle School where Will gave presentations on his experiences in the Arctic and the impacts of climate change to two groups of eighth graders. Since Roseville Area Middle School is a participant in the Parks Climate Challenge program, each presentation began […]

Students Get Outside With Will Steger

On November 10, Will Steger visited two metro area schools and spoke to them about his experiences in the Arctic, the importance of observation and keeping journals and the effects of climate change. The first visit was to Crosby Farm Park with middle school students from Friends School of Minnesota. Students did tree coring and […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, November 3

Will Steger’s school visits will begin next week with visits to Friends School of Minnesota and Salem Hills Elementary. Later this month, he will be visiting Roseville Middle School and MetroTech Career Academy. We are looking forward to these visits and will be posting about them on this Climate Lessons blog. There have been 3 […]

Bring Minnesota Climate Science into the Classroom

Take advantage of these new resources by registering for the 2011 Summer Institute! Last week, Education Program Manager, Kristen Poppleton, Media Development Director, Jerry Stenger and I spent the day conducting interviews with 3 University of Minnesota professors, which will be included in the online classroom portion of our Minnesota’s Changing Climate project funded through […]