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Climate Lesson Update – April 2014

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 […]

Climate Lesson Update – March 2014

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.

Climate Lesson Update – February 2014

“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

Climate Lesson Update: December 2012

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 […]