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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Teacher Appreciation Week and many thanks to all of you for doing the great work that you do! We loved this observation describing the Spring posted to the online classroom today from Nikolaus at Great River School. He titled it, There Is Life Among Us.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]