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 […]
We believe climate change is the most relevant and important issue for youth to learn and understand. When climate change is taught cross all subject areas, it provides a more holistic approach to the issue and makes it relevant for students’ lives. They are more motivated to learn, and are poised to engage in solutions. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.”