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Middle school introduces students to climate and energy science with hands-on project

By Elizabeth Shockman November 13, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20191113-mpr-middle_school_climate_change_20191113_64.mp3   On a recent Thursday, Katie Small’s eighth-grade science class at St. Louis Park Middle School was hard at work. The students were gathered around a series of small blue plastic suitcases, up to their elbows in wires and assembly instructions. The goal was to put together a series of “solar suitcases” — 12-volt […]

No Plan B: Youth Leading The Charge On Climate

Produced by Kathryn Fink September 24, 2019   https://media.climategen.org/2019-09-24-wamu-youth-leading-climate.mp3 In one of the largest youth-led global protests in history, millions around the world marched from London to Manhattan on Friday. As part of these demonstrations, young leaders are gathering in New York this week for the United Nations Climate Change Summit. Just over 700 youth activists attended the […]

D.C. Teachers Navigate Emotions, Tough Questions In Lessons On Climate Change

By Margaret Barthel September 23, 2019 DCist is providing special coverage to climate issues this week as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of 250 news outlets designed to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Many of these stories originated as questions from our readers.  Olivia Kerrigan begins in-class discussions about climate change by […]

How Teachers Can Empower the Climate Generation

By Kelly McCarthy September 19, 2019 Dozens of K–12 educators came to D.C.—and AGU headquarters—this summer to learn practical ways to tackle climate change that they can pass along to their students. “We recognize that youth will inherit the unparalleled impacts of climate change and are among our most powerful advocates.” This is the motivation—one […]

How should climate change be taught in schools across America?

By Andrew Urevig June 20, 2019 Earth frowns. With a face of green and blue, the planet’s mood is blue, too — as unblinking eyes cast a somber stare. Colored with crayons, this drawing is the schoolwork of Maya, a fifth grader from the United States. At the top sits a title: “Greenhouse Gas Effect.” Piercing Earth’s […]

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 […]