Author: Education

Climate Lessons Update – June 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators The lockers are cleaned out. The grades are in. The campus is quiet. It’s time to relax and reflect on what was hopefully a great year with your students. As summer kicks off, we’re here to remind you once more of our Summer Institute happening in late June! There’s still […]

Climate Lessons Update – May 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators Youth are powerful, and youth are brave. As teachers, you see this everyday as students become problem solvers, catalysts, and leaders in their own right. But, have you decided how youth will be the answer to climate change? With training, mentorship, and confidence, students can lead their peers – and […]

Climate Lessons Update – April 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators In an era when climate change is forcing us to redefine how we live on this planet, it’s time for educators to redefine what it means to educate students for a future with the effects of (human-induced) climate change. Not only does this mean teaching your students about the science […]

It’s bigger than green jobs; we’re teaching the future

Teachers involved: Debbie Nelson, Kimberlee Adams (Northeast Middle School) The Minneapolis Public Schools STEM & Career Exploration Expo just wrapped up, bringing over 2,000 8th graders to the Minneapolis Convention Center to discover and dive into the different career opportunities available to them. As a middle school teacher and 7th and 8th grade counselor at […]

Climate Lessons Update – February 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 9-25. In this edition of the Climate Lessons Update, we take a look at several Olympic-competing countries to see how climate change is impacting them and the work they are doing to find solutions. We hope […]

Climate Lessons Update – January 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators Happy new year! Enjoy this month’s CLU with a list of our most popular and clicked-on education stories, data, and resources of 2017. Take a look at the list and decide which one is your favorite, and we hope you can find some great resources to use with your students. […]

Climate Lessons Update – December 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators As we come to the end of 2017, it is a fine time to reflect back on the past year and set goals for the future. We know these are times when we are seeing more and more climate change impacts around the world, and people are feeling the urgency […]

Climate Lessons Update – November 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators Our COP23 delegates are headed to Bonn, Germany this week to observe the international climate negotiations! Our multi-sector delegation of nine Minnesotans features representatives from education, law, philanthropy, youth, elected officials, and indigenous communities. Despite the lack of federal commitment to the Paris Agreement, the United States is still showing […]

Climate Lessons Update – October 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators Next month is the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23); when nations of the world come together to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement. Although the United States has “kind of” declared its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, cities and states around the country remain […]

Climate Education in Action: Summer Institute 2017

Last week, we wrapped up our 12th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment! Over 50 educators from more than 10 states joined us for four impactful days of climate change education, supported by the generous contributions of our sponsors and donors. Special thanks to those […]