As our COP21 Window Into Paris program approaches, we will be featuring an educator in our delegation each week to share their thoughts on the program and how they plan to incorporate their experience at the UN climate change negotiations into their classrooms.
This week’s featured educator is Beckie Alexander, an eighth grade Earth Science teacher at the Breck School in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Beckie is also the co-chair of the Breck Sustainability Committee, and plans to connect with her whole school community during her Window Into Paris experience.
Excerpt from video: “I want to be the one that opens up to [my students] how a UN negotiation works,” says Beckie. “And then ultimately I want them to be writing a position statement on climate change, and hopefully we as educators will be able to give those to representatives from the United States, so that they can see and hear the voice of students who are educated and knowledgeable in this topic.”