Blog for Climate Change Education

Students testing water from local aquatic ecosystems
Testing water from local aquatic ecosystems. Photo credit: Angela Darveau
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Moderator Endorsed: Global EE

As environmental educators, it can be easy to focus on problems like climate change, deforestation, and extinction, but that can have negative impacts on young generations. Rather than inspiring them to care more, this can sometimes have the opposite affect by causing young people to feel helpless to make change. We can combat this by fostering a sense of place in our students, focusing on local ecosystems, and encouraging them to see nature all around them. A focus on local solutions gives us a chance to see how just a few people can make a big difference. We can inspire others by emphasizing tangible actions that they can personally take, since it always feels better to do something about the problems you see. Small adjustments to these lessons may be all it takes to change someone’s outlook!

Two women smile at the camera while each holding a mason jar filled with rocks, soil, and green vegetation.
During the Worldwide Teach-In last March, students created terrariums after learning about the environmental benefits of gardening and growing food. Photo credit: Kerry Hustwit / Neumann University
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Moderator Endorsed: Global EE
Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE

What's the Worldwide Teach-In? Learn about a bottom-up educational event led by educators and community members.

A graph showing temperature change in North America since 1901, starting with blue-color stripes on the left which change to red as the timeline becomes more recent.
"Show Your Stripes" image showing temperature change in North America since 1901. Most recent temperatures are on the right. Image credit: Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading) showyourstripes.info
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Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE

Members of the Climate Change eePRO Group met at the NAAEE Annual Conference in October 2022. This blog recaps what was discussed and shares links to resources that were mentioned during the session.

Floral pattern on blue background
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We truly appreciate the collective exchange of ideas each of the presenters and keynote speakers facilitate and champion at the NAAEE Annual Research Symposium and Conference. In this post, we're amplifying sessions at NAAEE2022 that center Native voices, culture, and knowledge.