Our education program reaches 5,000 educators a year through our resources, curriculum and professional development offerings. In 2015, we were recognized by the White House’s Climate Education and Literacy Initiative for our advancement of high-quality, standards-based and interdisciplinary climate change education.
We offer a suite of six curriculum resources for Grades 3-12, which are available in print or free to download from our website. Climate Generation’s curricula have been adapted for use by the U.S. EPA Region 5, World Wildlife Fund, Facing the Future and the National Parks Foundation.
Climate Generation has provided professional development to educators for over ten years, primarily through annual Summer Institutes for Climate Change Education. The Institutes build teachers’ confidence and competence to bring climate change into their classroom, across disciplines and educational settings. Past keynote speakers have included Dr. Mark Seeley, Paul Douglas, Bill McKibben, Dr. James Hansen, Andrew Revkin, Frank Niepold, Dr. Ben Santer, and Dr. Naomi Oreskes. Our professional development opportunities also include regular webinars, our Education Ambassadors program, and school visits.
By the numbers:
- Over 1,000 educators have been directly trained to teach climate change through our Summer Institutes.
- More than 10,000 educators have downloaded our curriculum resources.
- We took 10 teachers to Paris in December 2015 to participate in the COP21 Climate Talks and share the experience back with their students.
Past partnerships include the National Education Association, National Parks Foundation/Parks Climate Challenge, Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network and National Geographic Society.