Author: Kathy Bosiak, Education Ambassador

Children Are the Future; We Must Teach Them Well

“Knowledge empowers people with our most powerful tool: the ability to think and decide. There is no power for change greater than a child discovering what he or she cares about.” ― Seymour Simon in a speech about global warming read on the National Mall for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, 2010 There is […]

The Wonderful World of Ice

Ice has always fascinated me, so much so that even though I absolutely hate cold, I applied to be a PolarTrec teacher to Antarctica. Although I wasn’t matched up with a scientist that time, I was still enthralled by the stark beauty of ice. Glaciers, icebergs, you name it. As an Earth & Environmental Science […]

Children Should Always Feel Hopeful

Childhood should be filled with carefree days devoid of stress and worries; no cares or demands. Don’t get me wrong, there are all sorts of issues in childhood – what game to play, did I get my homework done, how late can I stay outside, and the two biggest questions: what will my friends think […]

Connecting My Students to COP21 Through Oceans

I am an educator from the United States, and I am proud of that. I am also excited about learning the cultures, languages, and viewpoints of other countries. I share the good and the bad with my students, and then we talk about it. I say “talk” because “discuss” has such a formal air to […]

Meeting the “Everyman”

Monday, the first full day of exploring the actual negotiations at COP21, started as most mornings do lately, with a quick breakfast and an exploration with the Ambassador group about what we expected, hoped for, wanted to see and wanted to do. My policy on conferences is to begin at the beginning and get the […]

Pictures say a million things words could never….

Saturday evening; or is it afternoon? It is dark,and my body says it is tired, but that is most likely because it has been on overdrive since 5 am Friday morning. I am, however, finally here, and by here I am referring to the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris. I felt great as a I […]

Friday Feature: Meet COP21 Education Ambassador Kathy Bosiak!

As our COP21 Window Into Paris program approaches, we will be featuring an educator in our delegation each week to share their thoughts on the program and how they plan to incorporate their experience at the UN climate change negotiations into their classrooms. This week’s featured educator is Kathy Bosiak, a high school science teacher […]