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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 […]

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 […]