The Will Steger Foundation was proud to support Minnesota’s Green Ribbon Schools selection process and would like to congratulate this year’s U.S. Deparment of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program finalists!
We are happy to announce that Minnesota’s Changing Climate received the Environmental Education Award at the 2012 Environmental Initiative Awards! Thanks to all of our partners who made this work possible! As the school year is winding down and you are looking back on all you have accomplished this year, please share your thoughts on […]
Happy Spring! As many of you plan action projects this spring, share your plans with us! As always, feel free to contact us with any questions. New City School submitted this creative PSA for the Parks Climate Challenge: Last week, the first White House Summit on Environmental Education was held. Read Richard Louv’s reflections on […]
Spring is finally upon us! It’s a perfect time to get your class outside with their journals and make some observations as Minnesota “wakes up.” It is maple syrup time and we wanted to share this video about how the industry is changing that we came upon a few weeks back.
Last week, Will Steger visited Hawley Elementary and Hawley High School to speak with students about his adventures and what the Hawley students have been learning about climate change. First, he met with a third grade class that has been participating in our Minnesota’s Changing Climate project. The students were all very excited to meet […]
Some of you may have seen Will’s editorial last week in the Star Tribune raising awareness about the importance of climate literacy. He wrote: “Teaching and understanding climate change is a process involving scientific inquiry and educational pedagogy; it is not about politics or partisanship. There is virtually unanimous scientific agreement about climate change.” Reading […]
Winter greetings! The cold has finally arrived and hopefully with snow right on its heels. For those of you interested in keeping up on student observations of the Metro area, Great River School has been doing a phenomenal job of getting outside and letting us know what they see! Also many thanks to Proctor for […]
Happy New Year! Launching Minnesota’s Changing Climate was a highlight of 2011 and we are excited about continuing to expand this program in 2012. Parks Climate Challenge schools are continuing to create excellent PSAs. Check out this great work from Bloomington Lutheran School: We are still accepting proposals for Parks Climate Challenge mini grants, so […]
Greetings! It is hard to believe we are almost to Winter Break! For Ann and I this means, believe it or not, Summer Institute 2012 is in the works. Please help us in spreading the word that August 7-8 we will hold our 7th Annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education. We will once again […]
We had another fantastic day of school visits with Will Steger on November 18 when we visited Roseville Area Middle School and MetroTech Career Academy. During each visit, students presented the work that they have been doing with the Minnesota’s Changing Climate curriculum and Will spoke to large groups of students. Read more about the […]