Author: Jenna Totz, Climate Change Education Manager

Are you up for the City Nature Challenge?

Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2018 City Nature Challenge. Do you have what it takes? The City Nature Challenge, a four-day race to log natural species all around us, is about getting […]

Insights from Flight Behavior

This past fall, we launched the #TeachClimate Network to bring educators together once a month to discuss challenges and successes in climate change education, as well as read some amazing climate fiction books. Each month, I am in awe of the wonderful conversation that happens during each meeting. The unique perspectives that our educators have […]

Will Steger’s solo expedition embarks into school classrooms

On March 21, our founder Will Steger sets off on his longest solo expedition yet—a 1,000-mile, 70-day journey through the Barren Lands in the Canadian Arctic. The region is a wintry tundra, known for its intense winds and treacherous melting river ice in the transitional spring months. Beginning in the Chipewyan Indian village, Black Lake, […]

Green + STEM = The Clean-Energy Future

This February, Climate Generation is excited to be a sponsor for the Minneapolis Public Schools STEM & Career Exploration Expo. More than 2,000 8th-grade students will be in attendance to learn about the opportunities STEM careers have to offer, and we are excited to partner with 12 exhibitors to create the Green Alley — a […]

It’s EESI

During the month of August, eight interns spent their days at the Department of Commerce, Climate Generation, and at various locations around the Twin Cities learning about energy and climate change. These eight undergraduate and graduate students —each with a different major— provided unique perspectives during each presentation and field trip. From graphic design to […]

We all need support

“Support: to bear or hold up, to serve as a foundation for, to undergo or endure, to provide for, a person that give assistance.” –Dictionary.com When the opportunity presented itself for me to ride 300 miles from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo with Climate Ride, I jumped at it. I also convinced my husband […]

Mother Nature was with us in D.C.

It was 92 degrees in Washington D.C. for the People’s Climate March last week. The normal temperature on April 29th is 71 degrees. I suppose it was Mother Nature’s way of protesting along with us. Leading up to the 29th, Climate Generation helped rally educators from around the country to march with other Defenders of […]

CliFi Book of the Month: Same Sun Here

Same Sun Here shares the friendship of Meena and River — pen pals in Kentucky and New York City. The book is organized in letters that these best friends write to each other in 2008-2009. Good old fashioned snail mail. Each letter is like another chapter in the book. It really lets the reader see […]

CliFi Book of the Month: Exodus

Set in 2100, Exodus tells the story of the island of Wing which is about to be flooded by rising seas. 15-year-old Mara, a native of the island, discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms they endure for months on end, and the rising seas. Mara convinces her […]

Social (climate change) studies: Making room for climate change in social studies education

When you think about teaching climate change, you probably see a science classroom. Lots of graphs, data, and experiments. But don’t get too comfortable at that lab station. Understanding the science of climate change is incredibly important, but also important is understanding the economic, politcal and social impacts. Schools need to be including climate change […]