Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is excited to announce an opportunity for educators to participate in the UNFCCC 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris, France November 30-December 11, 2015! Educators that are selected will join thousands of individuals from around the world in observing UN negotiations. In addition to the official UN events, there […]
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?
Join us for a Climate and Energy Literacy Webinar Series! Are you looking for climate change and energy education resources for your classroom or informal education setting? The Will Steger Foundation is offering a four part webinar series featuring speakers that will advance your climate and energy literacy, and educational resources to help integrate climate and energy […]
When does fall begin at the Will Steger Foundation? When the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education is complete! Thank you to all of our fantastic participants and partners. See photos, dowload presentations and read more about this professional development event at Fort Snelling State Park on our Recap Webpage here. We’re already planning for 2014 – stay tuned […]
It’s been a great summer so far. We’re in between a successful Summer Institute in June (see more photos on Facebook!) and another exciting Institute this August. Both events have filled up and are unique from any of our past trainings in terms of their location and content.
50 years ago, the first atmospheric CO2 data taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii measured 315 ppm. Two weeks ago, the observatory made an announcement: we had nearly averaged 400ppm for one consecutive month . The last time that atmospheric CO2 concentrations reached 400ppm was more than 2 million years ago in the Pliocene […]