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Provide Feedback on updated MN Science Standards

This year our Director of Programs, Kristen Poppleton, was appointed to the 36-member committee of leaders in education, business, nonprofit, and other constituencies tasked with reviewing Minnesota’s current academic science standards. These science standards,  which includes climate change benchmarks for the first time, guide classroom learning in Minnesota and are being revised by this committee. […]

Position Statement on Climate Change Education in the Humanities

This fall/winter we are releasing new humanities content for English language arts (ELA), social studies, art, and environmental studies classes. The following position statement gives reasoning for the importance of including climate change education in humanities classes. Introduction The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late […]

Avangrid Foundation Supports Nationwide Climate Change Education Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2018 CONTACT: Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation 262-490-6562; lauren@climategen.org Avangrid Foundation Supports Nationwide Climate Change Education Program Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is pleased to announce it has received a grant from Avangrid Foundation, in collaboration with Avangrid Renewables, to support their national climate change education initiatives for K-12 educators in […]

Be Bold: Lessons from Drawdown Learn

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Drawdown Learn Conference in New York. Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. No really, it is. And that’s the title of the book, edited by Paul Hawken. The book ranks 80 solutions with abundant peer-reviewed sources by the amount […]

New Beginnings

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read The End We Start From by Megan Hunter. Betsy Wilkening, Tucson Water Education Coordinator in Arizona, reviewed the book. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could be used in an ELA, art, science, or social studies class. Also, The End We […]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Krista Hiser, Professor of English at Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, HI reviewed the book. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could be used in an ELA, science, environmental […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 4: Climate Change Activities for Any Class

Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in science classes alone. This blog is number four of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content was collected from teacher papers completed […]

Amping up climate commitments

Letter from the Executive Director One of the clearest and most devastating climate change impacts has been the dramatic amplification of damage caused by hurricanes. As Hurricane Florence landed on the eastern seaboard and with relentless negative news, it was extremely uplifting to spend last week with leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit in […]

Announcing our new documentary: Green Careers for a Changing Climate

“We need Green STEM jobs to help mitigate climate change. Climate change is something that affects all of us, regardless of race, class, creed, whatever it is. And that’s the common thread. If we do our part as residents of the world…by installing green infrastructure, finding better ways and more efficient ways to use power, […]

Climate Change in the Classroom Part 3: Environmental Science/Biology

There might not be a specific climate change standard in your state, but that doesn’t mean climate change doesn’t fit. This blog is number three of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content […]