The Arctic: Harsh, Beautiful, Unpredictable, and Fragile

Climate Generation Board Member Jennifer Birnbaum visited the Arctic this summer with her family to witness the impressive wildlife and changing landscape. The Arctic is the fastest changing region in the world due to climate change impacts. Our founder, Will Steger, has witnessed and recorded the effects on the region through his polar expeditions. As […]

Climate Literacy Presentations at NSTA 2015: Chicago

Climate Generation and other members of the CLEAN Network are going to be busy at the National Science Teacher’s Association Conference in Chicago in just a few weeks.  Check out the list of presentations below.  We hope to see you there! Climate Literacy Presentations at NSTA 2015:  Chicago Arctic and Antarctic E-Books in the Classroom: A New […]

Climate Lesson Updates: September 2012

Hello Educators and Education Partners! It is hard to believe September is almost over.  We hope you have had a fantastic month back and the school rhythm has begun to settle in.  We were sad to bid farewell to Ann Benson, our fantastic Education Assistant, at the end of August.  Ann was a great asset […]

Adventure Learning – Explorers (Young)

Explorers (Young) – Adventure Learning Teachers Climate Generation’s expeditions aim to inspire participation in climate change solutions through online adventure learning by bringing the expedition and authentic learning experiences to classrooms via the internet. While exploring the Arctic Community Curriculum, also check out our expeditions for additional educational resources and extended learning! Ellesmere Island Expedition […]

Adventure Learning – Scientists

Scientists – Adventure Learning Teachers Baffin Island Expedition 2007 “Slush Holes” – Abby Fenton – Blog Ellesmere Island Expedition 2007 “Expedition Travels through Arctic Ocean Ruins” – Ellesmere Island Expedition – Blog

Antarctic vs Arctic Comparison Guide

Arctic (North): A vast ocean surrounded by land inhabited by people for thousands of years. Home to four-million current human residents. Includes parts of the United States, Canada, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), and Iceland. Home to polar bears, wolves, foxes, caribou, lemmings, wolverines, muskoxen, and other land mammals. Summer home for several hundred […]

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Publication

An international project of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), to evaluate and synthesize knowledge on climate variability, climate change, and increased ultraviolet radiation and their consequences. The results of the assessment were released at the ACIA International Scientific Symposium held in Reykjavik, Iceland in November 2004. The Arctic Council is […]

Paul Schurke – Explorers (Modern)

Wintergreen Expeditions Ely, Minnesota BACKGROUND Paul Schurke first reached the North Pole with Will Steger in 1986. He has since completed six trips to the North Pole, crossed Northwestern Greenland, and traversed the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut. His expeditions have been covered by National Geographic, Outside Magazine, NBC’s Today Show, and Smithsonian Magazine. […]

Sam Branson – Explorers (Young)

Sam Branson – Age 21, Great Britain BACKGROUND Sam joined Will Steger on the Global Warming 101 Baffin Island Expedition from Clyde River to Iglulik. Sam took to dogsledding and Arctic travel like a seasoned adventurer. Sam grew up in both England and the Caribbean and has a great respect for nature and all the […]

Ben Horton – Explorers (Young)

Ben Horton – Age 24, Unites States BACKGROUND Recipient of the National Geographic Society’s first Young Explorer award for research he recently completed on Cocos Island involving shark poachers, Ben is a budding photographer and adventurer. Ben is motivated by travel and extreme sports with a yearning to make a difference for his generation. At […]