Letter from the Executive Director As 2018 begins, we take stock of the challenges we face with renewed vigor and energy for the year ahead. While our political system continues to push an anti-science, pro-fossil fuel industry agenda, the spectacularly hopeful news is this: youth, communities, businesses, and energy markets are offering real, tangible solutions. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]