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How important is climate change education?

Maryama Warsame is a rising senior at Rosemount High School, member of the YEA! Network program with Climate Generation, volunteer for Sierra Club, and Minnesota Youth Council Representative 2021-22. On July 15, I co-hosted a UN ACE Youth Forum workshop on climate education with Owen Griffin, a fellow member of Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!). In […]

Reflections: 2021 Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

We have the solutions to climate change already, and educators are critical messengers of climate literacy in their communities. Climate change is often referred to as a magnifier, because it can exacerbate the effects of the social, economic, and environmental issues that people experience everyday. Just this summer, we have seen climate change induced higher […]

A Regrounding in Truth: Climate Generation’s 16th Annual Summer Institute

By Lindsey Kirkland, Climate Education Manager and Marie Fargo, Climate Change Instructional Resources Coordinator Good climate change education requires a holistic approach, one that speaks to the complexity of the climate system and investigates how political, economic, and social systems influence the impacts and solutions of climate change. Climate Generation’s education programs are rooted in […]

An Inside Look: Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education

We faced a new challenge this summer: COVID-19 made it clear that we could not create the same in-person experiences for our national network of educators that we usually do. Instead of cancelling our work, we decided to partner with The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program and NOAA’s Climate Office to build something new and […]

Climate change education in action

The December edition of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, Climate Literacy: Educating with the Future in Mind, puts a spotlight on the urgent need for climate change education and provides case studies of climate change education in action. We are proud to see Climate Generation’s programs and partners featured prominently throughout the issue with our Director […]

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

Looking for standards-supported climate change resources? Want to hear from experts about climate change science and solutions? Need to build your network of educators that are also incorporating climate change into their teaching? Register now for the 13th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education, June 26-28, 2018 at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN […]

Toward the betterment of tomorrow

Letter from the Executive Director “Let your vision be guided by hope, your path be adventurous, and the power of your thoughts be directed toward the betterment of tomorrow.” — Will Steger Our founder, Will Steger wrote these words in a letter to students from his International Trans-Antarctica expedition in 1990. Will’s words ring true […]

The New Normal

When people accept the degradation of our environment across generations as the new normal, this is “Environmental Generational Amnesia.” I spoke of this in my first blog post in October. Since my first post, a new administration has taken residence in the White House. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Environmental Generational Amnesia and […]

A School for Climate Solutions

As teachers gathered for the Lowell School Climate Change Education Summit on Friday, November, 4, they faced a timeline spanning from 300 BC to 2100. The teachers represented all disciplines of the middle school at Lowell, a small independent school in Washington, D.C. We all met in the home of 7th and 8th grade Humanities […]