Author: Betsy Wilkening, Education Ambassador and #TeachClimate Network Educator

New Beginnings

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read The End We Start From by Megan Hunter. Betsy Wilkening, Tucson Water Education Coordinator in Arizona, reviewed the book. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could be used in an ELA, art, science, or social studies class. Also, The End We […]

The Water Knife

As part of Climate Generation’s December #TeachClimate Network meeting, we read The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. One of our regular attendees, Betsy Wilkening, an educator for Arizona Project WET, wrote a detailed review about this dystopian book. As a fifth-generation Arizonan who educates teachers, students, and the public about water with Arizona Project WET, […]

The New Normal

When people accept the degradation of our environment across generations as the new normal, this is “Environmental Generational Amnesia.” I spoke of this in my first blog post in October. Since my first post, a new administration has taken residence in the White House. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Environmental Generational Amnesia and […]

Battling Environmental Generational Amnesia

I teach about climate change because I’m worried that Arizona will not be a desirable place to live for the 7th generation of my family. My ancestors lived in the Tucson area when it became part of the United States through the Gadsden Purchase from Mexico in 1854. I’ve spent the majority of my life […]