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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 […]

Climate Lesson Updates: September 2012

Hello Educators and Education Partners! It is hard to believe September is almost over.  We hope you have had a fantastic month back and the school rhythm has begun to settle in.  We were sad to bid farewell to Ann Benson, our fantastic Education Assistant, at the end of August.  Ann was a great asset […]

Climate Literacy through Literature

I took part in the first “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club,” last Friday.  The book club evolved out of some informal virtual discussions between a number of us involved inclimate and energy education around the country and is sponsored through ICEE:  Inspiring Climate Change Education Excellence in Boulder, Colorado.  The number one […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, May 25

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 […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, April 27

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 […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, April 11

  Exciting news!  The Minnesota’s Changing Climate Project- which includes all of the great work you have been doing, has beennominated for a Minnesota Environmental Initiative Award.  Winners will announced at an event on May 24.  More info. We have confirmed that Eugenie Scott,the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education(NCSE), will be […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, March 22

It is hard not to notice the unusually warm weather that hit Minnesota in the last few weeks, following what we like to call, “the winter that never was.”  There has been some pretty interesting coverage that highlight these anomalies. Climate Central’s interactive map shows how early spring has arrived around the country

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, March 9

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.

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, February 23

The big news in the Climate Change Education world the last few weeks has been the controversy surrounding leaked Heartland Institute documents.  The documents show, among other things, their plan to develop a curriculum for teaching about climate change in K-12 schools. Dr. David Wojick, who is not a climate scientist and received his PhD […]