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Back To School Blog

Climate Lessons Blog is back online after a successfully busy month of August planning, implementing and decompressing from our Fifth Annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education. To experience the Institute virtually you can visit the Summer Institute 2010 page which is still be updated with lots of videos of the Institute and interview with […]

Five Reasons Why…

Throughout the last few months we have been busy planning for our Fifth Annual Institute for Climate Change Education on August 12 from 8:30-4:30(CST) at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus.  Here are five reasons why we think you should join us, whether in person or virtually via webinar! 1. Our keynote speaker is […]

When the Kids Call for Better Behavior

This opinion piece was posted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune today and we thought it was worth sharing.  It raises another important reason that we as educators should be teaching kids about climate change in the classroom; Parent Education and Awareness.  It often takes the concerns of ones own child to bring the importance of […]

Summer Institute for European Students on Climate Change and Sustainability

This week we have been busy working with a group of college students from Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Portugal and France. They are here through the University of Minnesota’s Office of International Studies and are studying Climate Change and Sustainability for five weeks. We have been lucky to host them for a few […]

Environmental Education and “techno-naturalists”

This is the second in a series of blogs focused on connecting to the natural world in anticipation of our newly funded curriculum project, Minnesota’s Changing Climate. In the upcoming months we will be busy working on our new project recently funded by the LCCMR, Engaging Students in Environmental Stewardship through Adventure Learning. The foundation […]

Summer Camp and its place in environmental education

This is the first in a series of blogs focused on connecting to the natural world in anticipation of our newly funded curriculum project, Minnesota’s Changing Climate. Growing up I would call myself a summer camp junkie. My parents started taking us camping when we were toddlers and we attended a week long family camp […]

Talking to and teaching kids about disasters

In his speech this last week President Obama addressed the oil spill in the gulf mentioning that his eleven year old daughter Malia had asked him that morning, “Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?”  Her question echoes that of many children and adults throughout the world, and also raises the issue of how to […]