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Climate Lesson Update: November, 2013

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 […]

Climate Lesson Update: September 2013

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 […]

Climate Lesson Update: May 2013

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 […]

Climate Lesson Update: April 2013

“Everything is Okay.  Humanity, Working Together, Solved Climate Change.” That’s what the newspaper should have read this April when Dr. James Hansen announced his retirement.  It would be written about our greatest success story as a civilization, and the last paragraph would be a quiet “thank you” to Dr. Hansen for making it all possible. […]

Climate Lesson Update: March 2013

Keynotes Announced for Summer Institue for Energy Education! Our founder and acclaimed polar explorer, Will Steger will be delivering an intimate keynote forum at Summer Institute for Energy Education accompanied by J. Drake Hamilton of Fresh Energy.  The keynote event will follow a light social hour with food and drinks.  Register today for the Institute.

Climate Lesson Update: January 2013

“Cold enough for ya?” Weather in 2012 was wild by any measure, giving Minnesotan’s plenty easy conversation starters in the break room at work. Though the Mississippi River did not shut down from the midwest drought as feared, it is confirmed: 2012 was the warmest year on record for the United States. And weather and […]

Climate Lesson Update: November 2012

November 13th was the first day that students and teachers returned to school in Long Beach, NY after superstorm Sandy.  According to one source, 4,000 New York City students and their school staff have been impacted, missing weeks of school.  While missing school is certainly not the most dramatic of Sandy’s effects, we stand by teachers and students […]

Climate Lesson Updates: October 2012

Happy October! We’ve had a blast the last few weeks with Bloomington Lutheran and Open World Learning Community students down at Ft. Snelling State Park within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.  Staff from the Mississippi River Fund, National Park Service and the Will Steger Foundation led students through activities around weather, climate and […]