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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, 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.

Will Steger Visits Hawley, MN

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 […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, January 31

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 […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, January 19

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 […]

Will Steger in the Coniferous Biome

Will made a visit to Proctor during the first week of January to speak to the students of Jedlicka Middle School and Proctor High School and to hear from Leah Moore’s eighth grade students.  After his presentation students asked him questions that ranged from “What is the coolest thing you saw in the Arctic?,” to “What […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, January 4

Happy New Year! Launching Minnesota‚Äôs 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 […]

Minnesota’s Changing Climate Updates, December 15

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 […]