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 […]

Climate Lessons Update – March 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators Even though it snowed over 12” in Minneapolis last week, we know that spring is just around the corner! Birds will soon begin their migrations back north, the buds will start sprouting on trees, and much of the population around the country will be able to shed a few layers […]

Climate Lessons Update – February 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 9-25. In this edition of the Climate Lessons Update, we take a look at several Olympic-competing countries to see how climate change is impacting them and the work they are doing to find solutions. We hope […]

The Water Knife

As part of Climate Generation’s December #TeachClimate Network meeting, we read The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. One of our regular attendees, Betsy Wilkening, an educator for Arizona Project WET, wrote a detailed review about this dystopian book. As a fifth-generation Arizonan who educates teachers, students, and the public about water with Arizona Project WET, […]

Climate Lessons Update – January 2018

Letter to Climate Change Educators Happy new year! Enjoy this month’s CLU with a list of our most popular and clicked-on education stories, data, and resources of 2017. Take a look at the list and decide which one is your favorite, and we hope you can find some great resources to use with your students. […]

The World We Made

As part of Climate Generation’s November #TeachClimate Network meeting, we read The World We Made by Jonathon Porritt. One of our regular attendees, Sarah Niemeyer, an Earth and Life Science Teacher in Minnesota, wrote a detailed review about this unique book. Set in 2050, The World We Made looks back on the past 50 years […]

Climate Lessons Update – December 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators As we come to the end of 2017, it is a fine time to reflect back on the past year and set goals for the future. We know these are times when we are seeing more and more climate change impacts around the world, and people are feeling the urgency […]

Climate Lessons Update – November 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators Our COP23 delegates are headed to Bonn, Germany this week to observe the international climate negotiations! Our multi-sector delegation of nine Minnesotans features representatives from education, law, philanthropy, youth, elected officials, and indigenous communities. Despite the lack of federal commitment to the Paris Agreement, the United States is still showing […]

Climate Lessons Update – October 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators Next month is the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23); when nations of the world come together to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement. Although the United States has “kind of” declared its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, cities and states around the country remain […]