Author: Media

How should climate change be taught in schools across America?

By Andrew Urevig June 20, 2019 Earth frowns. With a face of green and blue, the planet’s mood is blue, too — as unblinking eyes cast a somber stare. Colored with crayons, this drawing is the schoolwork of Maya, a fifth grader from the United States. At the top sits a title: “Greenhouse Gas Effect.” Piercing Earth’s […]

The one sure way to convince a climate denier

By Zoe Sayler May 23, 2019 Back in 2007, South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis rebelled against the Republican party and his conservative state: He told the world that climate change was real, that it was caused by humans, and that his party would “get hammered” if they didn’t step up and do something about it. […]

Youth spark community conversations on climate change

By Elizabeth Callen May 9, 2019 Annica Stiles thinks a lot about climate change. The Forest Lake junior is an active member of her school’s environment club and plans to declare a major in environmental humanities when she gets to college next fall. Climate change, she said, is the defining issue of her generation, and […]

Zaria’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner April 25, 2019 Hear a climate story from Zaria Romera, a youth leader from our Youth Convening Minnesota program. https://media.climategen.org/20190425-mpr-climatecast-zaria-climate-story-20190425_cc_20190425_64.mp3 How local electric co-op elections can impact greenhouse gas emissions Many Minnesotans are running for seats on their local electric co-op boards with the aim of making a bigger impact on greenhouse […]

8 Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom

By Anya Kamenetz April 25, 2019 NPR/Ipsos conducted a national poll recently and found that more than 8 in 10 teachers — and a similar majority of parents — support teaching kids about climate change. But in reality, it’s not always happening: Fewer than half of K-12 teachers told us that they talk about climate change with […]

Lowell School to co-host climate change institute that dovetails with humanities curriculum

By Sophie Austin April 24, 2019 Two years after introducing a new curriculum that uses the humanities to teach sixth-graders about climate change, DC’s Lowell School is looking to help others replicate the program. “I was looking for a topic in social studies that would really help middle schoolers be motivated to learn complex economics, […]

RWHS teacher, students to discuss climate change

By Red Wing Newsroom April 23, 2019 Youth Convening Minnesota will hold a discussion on climate change at the Red Wing Ignite building on April 24. Jim Leise, a science teacher at Red Wing High School, and Mallary Bade and Danielle Thuerauf, students at Red Wing High School, will talk about how climate change is […]

Young Minnesotans with ‘climate grief’ are feeling anxiety – and taking action

By Kevyn Burger April 19, 2019 While “climate grief” has many young people mired in worry about a warming planet, others are taking action. Helen Meigs thinks about climate change. A lot. “It’s always in the back of my mind,” said the Macalester College sophomore. Concern about climate change isn’t rare on campus. In fact, […]

Students attend soil health workshop

By Deb Moldaschel April 13, 2019 Sleepy Eye YES! Team SMS Environmental Science students attended the YES! Winter Workshop held at Gustavus Adolphus College on March 20. Sleepy Eye YES! Team advisors, Mary Beth Botz and Deb Reinarts, accompanied 13 YES! members (students from Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s) and five SMS Environmental Science […]