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New Jersey now requires comprehensive climate change education — what about Minnesota?

By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks June 11, 2020 https://media.climategen.org/20200611-mpr-climate-cast-new-jersey-climate-change-standards_20200611_128.mp3   This month, New Jersey announced it’s the first state to include climate change education in its K-12 teaching standards. It will require teachers across grade levels and disciplines to include lessons on the topic. “Typically, what we see in climate change education is that it’s more […]

Teaching Climate Change and the Impact of COVID-19

April 13, 2020 During this time of year, we typically would be hunting for Easter eggs, eating chocolates and enjoying new blooms and spring weather. Yet, we’ve adjusted to a new normal and are all doing our best to celebrate the season! In that light, we want to share some positive things going on today: […]

DC School Hopes to Spark Inspiration for Climate Education

By Em Nguyen January 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — As California sees progressively more destructive wildfires every year, some high school students from across California are pushing to learn more about climate change. California Congresswoman Barbara Lee said she’s listening and is advocating in Congress for climate education in all schools. The Oakland Democrat said she […]

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 […]