Author: Jenna Totz, former Climate Change Education Manager

Climate Change Education from Home

I’ve been with Climate Generation for over five years. Where does the time go?!? I started as an Education Intern after being an 8th-grade earth science teacher for five years. (Shout out to all the teachers out there…woot!) I am so lucky to have been able to continue on after my internship as Education Coordinator […]

2019 STEM Expo: 2,000 Students Discover Green STEM Careers

Climate Generation partnered with Minneapolis Public Schools for a second year to bring Green STEM Careers to their annual STEM & Career Exploration Expo on March 20th, 2019. The Green Alley, a focused area of the Expo that highlighted environmental and energy organizations and companies, exposed over 2,000 eighth grade students to the exciting opportunities […]

Climate change in Westeros

I wasn’t initially into Game of Thrones. Death, torture, and vulgarity aren’t themes I usually pick for a new TV show, but after watching over my husband’s shoulder one evening, I decided to give it a shot. We started the series and in about three episodes I was hooked. I remember having my phone and […]

Provide Feedback on updated MN Science Standards

This year our Director of Programs, Kristen Poppleton, was appointed to the 36-member committee of leaders in education, business, nonprofit, and other constituencies tasked with reviewing Minnesota’s current academic science standards. These science standards,  which includes climate change benchmarks for the first time, guide classroom learning in Minnesota and are being revised by this committee. […]

Be Bold: Lessons from Drawdown Learn

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Drawdown Learn Conference held at the Omega Institute in New York. Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. No really, it is. And that’s the title of the book, edited by Paul Hawken. The book ranks 80 solutions with abundant […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 4: Climate Change Activities for Any Class

Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in science classes alone. This blog is number four of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content was collected from teacher papers completed […]

Announcing our new documentary: Green Careers for a Changing Climate

“We need Green STEM jobs to help mitigate climate change. Climate change is something that affects all of us, regardless of race, class, creed, whatever it is. And that’s the common thread. If we do our part as residents of the world…by installing green infrastructure, finding better ways and more efficient ways to use power, […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 3: Environmental Science/Biology

There might not be a specific climate change standard in your state, but that doesn’t mean climate change doesn’t fit. This blog is number three of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 2: Chemistry and Physical Science

Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in earth science classes alone. This blog is number two of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content was collected from teacher papers […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 1: English Language Arts

Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in science classes alone. This blog is number one of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content was collected from teacher papers completed […]