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Develop a Personal Narrative as a Step Towards Combatting Climate Change

This blog was originally published on Polar Educators International Communicating science to a broad audience is more important than ever as we need collaborative action to address the devastating effects of climate change. During the PEI 2019 UK Conference in Cambridge, one session addressed the art of storytelling. Connecting others emotionally through a narrative can […]

Experiential learning field trip; a model for educators!

Make a commitment to use your community as a place of climate action! Solutions to climate change are not in some far off place that cannot be attained. Solutions are local, they are happening now, and you can get involved! We encourage educators to bring their students out into their communities to participate in experiential […]

Climate Change Education from Home

I’ve been with Climate Generation for over five years. Where does the time go?!? I started as an Education Intern after being an 8th-grade earth science teacher for five years. (Shout out to all the teachers out there…woot!) I am so lucky to have been able to continue on after my internship as Education Coordinator […]

Climate Generation receives Xcel grant for STEM education partnership

Grant Supports Green STEM Career Readiness in Minneapolis Public Schools Climate Generation receives Xcel grant for STEM education partnership and educator resources Minneapolis, Minn. — Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy announced it has received at $15,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation to support the project titled: Green STEM Careers for Today and Tomorrow. […]

Turning climate grief into action

Letter from the Executive Director We know climate change is heavy. The United Nations report released last week issues a sober reminder about the state of biodiversity on our planet: 1 million species are at risk of extinction, with human-induced climate change one of several culprits. We know climate change is an emotional experience as […]

Celebrating the environment & our communities

Letter from the Executive Director Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Nearly 50 years later, the work continues as we address the urgency of climate change and accelerate solutions. I recently had the opportunity to present our work and the need for bold climate […]

We’ve got the power

Letter from the Executive Director March has been action-packed, with 100% renewable energy announcements from companies like 3M, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan’s One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy, our Youth Climate Justice Summit, a new Humanities curriculum for educators, and our Zero Waste Challenge! Our Advisory Board member and 3M Sustainability […]

Weather Woman

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read Weather Woman by Cai Emmons. Devarati Bhattacharya, K-16 STEM Education Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Nebraska – Lincoln, reviewed the book. Although Weather Woman is not featured in our new Climate Change Reading Guide, you can find it on our Humanities Curriculum page. The TeachClimate Network […]

A Journey of Discovery

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Betsy Wilkening, Tucson Water Education Coordinator in Arizona, reviewed the book and how educators can use it in their classrooms, tying it to current events. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could […]

Climate change education in action

The December edition of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, Climate Literacy: Educating with the Future in Mind, puts a spotlight on the urgent need for climate change education and provides case studies of climate change education in action. We are proud to see Climate Generation’s programs and partners featured prominently throughout the issue with our Director […]