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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 Lessons Update – August 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators With the school year upon us, we are super excited to launch #TeachClimate365 — our challenge for all of you to bring climate change into your classroom all year, not just for a week-long unit or end of the year add-on! We all know climate change is the most pressing […]

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 […]

Climate Lessons Update – June 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators The lockers are cleaned out. The grades are in. The campus is quiet. It’s time to relax and reflect on what was hopefully a great year with your students. As summer kicks off, we’re here to remind you once more of our Summer Institute happening in late June! There’s still […]

Climate Lessons Update – May 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators Youth are powerful, and youth are brave. As teachers, you see this everyday as students become problem solvers, catalysts, and leaders in their own right. But, have you decided how youth will be the answer to climate change? With training, mentorship, and confidence, students can lead their peers – and […]

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 […]

Climate Lessons Update – April 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators In an era when climate change is forcing us to redefine how we live on this planet, it’s time for educators to redefine what it means to educate students for a future with the effects of (human-induced) climate change. Not only does this mean teaching your students about the science […]

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, […]

Same Sun Here

The Climate Generation #TeachClimate Book Club read Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani for the month of February 2018. This fictional story, published in 2013, is a quick and fun read. The title refers to the fact that no matter where we live on this planet, we all share the same source […]