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‘Climate Minnesota: Bemidji’ connects community to local climate impacts, solutions

BEMIDJI – The evening of April 14, 100 Bemidji community members attended a public convening about local climate change impacts and solutions, hosted by the Will Steger Foundation and the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP). “Climate Minnesota: Bemidji” highlighted the current and future effects of climate change in northwest Minnesota and provided […]

Young Naturalists; Nature on the Move

Wild places and creatures will need our help to keep up with climate change.by Keith Goetzman The earth is always changing. Where oceans once flowed over the land long ago, prairies now grow. Where volcanoes rose up, snowy mountain peaks loom. Earth’s climate has often changed too. Climate is the range of temperatures and other […]

On MPR Morning Edition Today

Our Director of Education, Kristen Poppleton, spoke with MPR’s Cathy Wurzer during today’s Morning Edition program. The segment focused on how to talk about climate change to your kids and with your family. She also talked about climate change education in K-12 classrooms and the Will Steger Foundation’s newest Education Project, Minnesota Stories in a Changing […]

What the Ice Is Telling Us

Since the release of ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ Earth’s melting polar ice has been speaking loudly and clearly to scientists—and the message is terrifying.June 13, 2013Jon Bowermaster In May 2007, roughly a year after the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Will Steger was leading a 1,200-mile ice survey expedition across Baffin Island, in northern Canada, when […]

UWL Hosts National Conference on Undergraduate Research

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Presentations for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research began Thursday on the UW La Crosse campus. The three day event features more than 3000 presentations. Arctic explorer and educator Will Steger provided a special discussion for those attending. Steger shared his experience watching climate change happen over the 50-years he’s traveled to […]

Chilling beauty, preserved in photos

December 4, 2012 by Kristin Tillotson  Sprawled on a massive sheet of ice that was shifting beneath him, James Balog looked down into a 2,000-foot-deep crevasse and aimed his lens. “I’d obsessed for four years about getting that shot,” he recalled. “I figured I’d have about two minutes. There was a crack in the ice […]

Defending the teaching of climate change in schools

By: MPR News At an event Monday night at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, explorer Will Steger and Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, discussed teachers coming under fire for teaching global warming and other climate change concepts.

Watch an Icelandic glacier disintegrate

 By Maggie Koerth-BakerPosted: April 26, 2012  “The sound of running water is not something you used to hear on an ice cap.” Arctic explorer Will Steger said this last weekend, during a presentation at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Steger was showing video clips from some of his travels, and he had to speak rather […]