Recognizing that educators are critical messengers of climate and energy literacy for hundreds of students each year, we are committed to engaging educators in the international climate negotiations as both learners and climate change communicators for their schools and communities. We have selected a delegation of 10 Education Ambassadors to participate in the UNFCCC COP21 conference in Paris this December through our Window into Paris program. These teachers, representing diverse subject areas, grade levels, educational settings, and geographic regions, will share their unique perspectives with thousands of students, educators, citizens, and policy leaders through daily blogs and webcasts. Their firsthand accounts of COP21 will provide invaluable insight and opportunities to integrate climate change into classrooms throughout the country.
We’re proud to share that this announcement is also part of The White House Back-To-School Climate Education Event on August 20th from 9:30-12:30 ET. The event will be live streamed from the White House Blog. See the White House Fact Sheet.