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8 Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom

By Anya Kamenetz April 25, 2019 NPR/Ipsos conducted a national poll recently and found that more than 8 in 10 teachers — and a similar majority of parents — support teaching kids about climate change. But in reality, it’s not always happening: Fewer than half of K-12 teachers told us that they talk about climate change with […]

Lowell School to co-host climate change institute that dovetails with humanities curriculum

By Sophie Austin April 24, 2019 Two years after introducing a new curriculum that uses the humanities to teach sixth-graders about climate change, DC’s Lowell School is looking to help others replicate the program. “I was looking for a topic in social studies that would really help middle schoolers be motivated to learn complex economics, […]

Students attend soil health workshop

By Deb Moldaschel April 13, 2019 Sleepy Eye YES! Team SMS Environmental Science students attended the YES! Winter Workshop held at Gustavus Adolphus College on March 20. Sleepy Eye YES! Team advisors, Mary Beth Botz and Deb Reinarts, accompanied 13 YES! members (students from Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s) and five SMS Environmental Science […]

Montessori students learn about environment

By Brainerd Dispatch March 7, 2019 Eleven students and teachers from Youth Eco Solutions teams at Discovery Woods Montessori in Brainerd participated March 5 in Go Native for Water Quality at Northland Arboretum. This workshop is one of 13 across the state, allowing students to connect with experts and gain information to position them for […]

Some States Still Lag in Teaching Climate Science

By Ines Kagubare, E&E News February 8, 2019 While climate education has made major strides, many teachers still lack resources and training. Nina Corley, a science teacher at O’Connell College Preparatory School in Galveston, Texas, often avoids using the term “climate change” in her classroom. Corley, who has been a teacher for nearly 30 years, […]

Climate in the classroom: Here’s how states stack up

By Ines Kagubare, E&E News reporter February 8, 2019 Nina Corley, a science teacher at O’Connell College Preparatory School in Galveston, Texas, often avoids using the term “climate change” in her classroom. Climate Generation is featured in this article about climate change education in the classroom. A subscription is required to view the article. Read […]

Teachers back new MN climate education standards, but topic’s still hot

Kay Nowell is a veteran science teacher in the St. Michael-Albertville public schools. Still, she feels the need to tread lightly when the topic of climate change comes up in her classroom.

Despite the facts, teaching climate change can bring a political backlash from parents and others who doubt the science.

“That’s always in the back of my mind,” she said, “because I want to teach kids, but I don’t want to push that envelope where I’m going to get a parent phone call.”

Minnesota proposes teaching climate change as human-caused

By Cody Nelson November 21, 2018 Minnesota’s draft science education standards include language that would require state students be taught that climate change is a human-caused phenomenon — the first time in Minnesota such guidelines would finger human activity as the driver behind global warming. If approved, the standards would take effect next school year. The department […]

Minnesota schools could soon start teaching climate change as human-caused

By Adam Uren November 23, 2018 It’s part of the draft science education standards proposed by the state. Minnesota school curriculum could soon include science modules that teach climate change as a human-induced phenomenon. The proposed change has been submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education as part of the draft science education standards that is […]

Place-based Climate Education in Action

By Megan Van Loh Vol. 21 No. 3 Autumn 2018 “Getting students outside is an essential component of climate change education. We know that when students get outside they develop a sense of place, experience health benefits, connect with relevant learning experiences and focus more in school, which all lead to better overall performance.” When […]