As we get ready to celebrate our 10th year at the Will Steger Foundation, we want to take some time to give thanks to the many individuals and groups that are doing amazing work in climate change education.
We’re so excited to be able to share with you our newly edited curricula that is taking over the November Climate Lesson Update! You can download the newest versions of the Will Steger Foundation Curriculum Suite.
We hope your school year has successfully kicked off! It’s October which means the leaves are changing here in Minnesota. Get outside and enjoy autumn beauty with your students! Here are a few resources to help you incorporate fall into your educational setting.
June has been marked with monumental achievements in the fight to prevent climate change. Let’s break it down.
The National Climate Assessment report is the most comprehensive, user-friendly and visually intriguing collection of the impacts of climate change on the United State yet available. It was released this month to much acclaim in the media and political arenas.
When the first Earth Day happened, April 22nd, 1970, it was the beginning of something important and new in our society. We honored Mother Earth outright by celebrating clean, green living and highlighting sustainable acts. This year, Earth Day (or Earth Week, or even Earth Life as one person declared to me personally, “Happy Earth […]
Spring is one of the most popular times for phenology observation. Many remarkable, brief and beautiful changes will be seen over the next 2 months. Don’t miss them! Have your students hunting for: Thawing lakes, Maple sap dripping (tap a tree!), sprouting flowers, grasses and buds, early-season insects, and migrating birds.
“But we have to act with more urgency — because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods … the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.” – President Barack Obama during the 2014 State of the Union
Welcome to 2014! … we hope you didn’t forget your long-underwear back in 2013. Did you know that the unique conditions that brought Minnesota temperatures below -50 degrees Fahrenheit this January and a few days of cancelled school (and now work, for some!) are linked to climate change?
Siiri Bigalke went to school in Minnesota, but she just returned from a trip to Doha, Qatar to participate as the WSF delegate in the COP18 international climate negotiations. As she bid farewell to COP 18 last week, she did so “With that sense of hope” to “continue to look forward to what the international […]