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Duluth Flooding, Climate Adaptation, and Extreme Weather

An article in the Star Tribune this week discussed the recent flooding in Duluth and the fact that “Duluth is maybe in the firstwave of cities to adapt to climate change,” said University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley.  The article is nice starting point for a discussion about adaptation to climate change, the role […]

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 […]

Climate Change finds a place in Next Generation Science Standards

Last week the first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards became available on-line.  The new standards lean heavily on the Framework for K-12 Science Education, released a few months ago by the National Academies Press.  The standards were written for a number of reasons including, the fact that the last science standards were […]

Dinosaurs and Climate Change?! Making Science Interesting

In the past I have blogged on the importance of the “translator” or communicator of climate change, especially when it comes to some of the more complex science.  These two articles caught my eye today. The article:  Could methane produced by sauropod dinosaurs have helped drive Mesozoic climate warmth? published in Current Biology by David […]

PBS NewsHour Features Climate Change Education

Just last night PBS NewsHour featured about a ten minute segment entitled, Teachers Endure Balancing Act Over Climate Change Curriculum.  Overall it is an impressive vignette of what some educators face when they decide to teach about climate change in their classroom, but also what makes for good climate change education. Cheryl Manning, the featured […]

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, 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 […]