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Climate Education: Minnesota Students Connecting with Japanese Students

In 2015, I attended my first Climate Generation Summer Institute for Teachers with one burning question: “Why doesn’t every high school in Minnesota require Earth & Space Science for graduation?” As a geologist, I value our dependence on the earth and often wonder, “Where do our materials come from?” Though my passion for geology guided […]

Climate Lessons Update – September 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators Here we go! Another school year is underway and we are thrilled to help you #TeachClimate with your students this year. We are so excited to tell you about all we have to offer. Check out our professional development opportunities; including single-day workshops, multi-day trainings, and a new virtual educator […]

Climate Lessons Update – August 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators Summer is a time for so many of us to get rejuvenated. We hope some time off, a vacation or two, or even some evening walks through your neighborhood has helped you feel refreshed and ready for the new school year. Jenna has taken on the challenge of paddling 20 […]

Climate Education in Action: Summer Institute 2017

Last week, we wrapped up our 12th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment! Over 50 educators from more than 10 states joined us for four impactful days of climate change education, supported by the generous contributions of our sponsors and donors. Special thanks to those […]

Climate Lessons Update – June 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators The importance of your work as climate change educators — preparing today’s students to be climate literate, action competent, global citizens — became all the more important June 1 as the President announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. At Climate Generation, we find hope and […]

Climate Lessons Update – May 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators #teachclimate This was our mantra for the People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. last week. It will continue to be for months to come as we combat climate denial and an administration that willfully ignores the impacts related to climate change and undermines progress being made around the world in […]

Mother Nature was with us in D.C.

It was 92 degrees in Washington D.C. for the People’s Climate March last week. The normal temperature on April 29th is 71 degrees. I suppose it was Mother Nature’s way of protesting along with us. Leading up to the 29th, Climate Generation helped rally educators from around the country to march with other Defenders of […]

Climate Lessons Update – April 2017

Letter to Climate Change Educators It’s Earth Month and the time for action is now! No matter where you are in the country or the world, there are sure to be events in your community for you and your students to take part in and if there aren’t- plan some! Some of our favorites this […]

Climate Denial Hits Our Classrooms

It’s hard to miss the all out attack the current administration has made on all policies related to climate change and clean energy. What may be less known, but will also cause significant damage, is the assault on climate change education being orchestrated by many entities, namely the Heartland Institute. The Heartland Institute (with major […]

CliFi Book of the Month: Same Sun Here

Same Sun Here shares the friendship of Meena and River — pen pals in Kentucky and New York City. The book is organized in letters that these best friends write to each other in 2008-2009. Good old fashioned snail mail. Each letter is like another chapter in the book. It really lets the reader see […]