eePRO Feed: Climate Change Education

A smiling woman sitting on the edge of a high ridge
Learning

Join us for a livestream event with Josefina Braña Varela (vice president and deputy lead, WWF Forests) to learn about the connections between forests and climate change and what she and her team are working on to protect forests.

Date and Time:

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 1:30pm

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A student and a teacher stand outside in an open forest on a sunny day
Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages
Opportunity

EPA is excited to announce the application period for the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) and Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). Applications are due January 11, 2023. For more information about the open competitions and how to apply to either award, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-calls-applications-2023-presidents-environmental-student-and-teacher-awards.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 9:00am to Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 5:00pm

Students testing water from local aquatic ecosystems
Testing water from local aquatic ecosystems. Photo credit: Angela Darveau
Blog
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!

Resource

NAAEE is in the early stages of developing a set of guidelines focusing on climate change education and climate justice as part of the Guidelines for Excellence series. As with all of the others sets of guidelines, these will be developed using a public participatory process involving opportunities to review and provide input. If you would like to learn about updates in our process and provide input into drafts, please complete the following Google form: https://forms.gle/HpZjxepxAgN3Y2LG6

Resource Category:

Publication, NAAEE Publication, Blogs
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Four profile photos of teachers shown as panelists for this event
Learning

Join the Climate and Resilience Education Task Force’s Youth Steering Committee for a virtual youth-led panel with New York City teachers, Climate Education: NY Teachers on the Frontlines on Monday, December 12th, 2022 from 5:00 PM–6:30 PM EST.

Date and Time:

Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Monday, December 12, 2022, 4:19pm

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
Blog
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.

Learning

The Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice offers weekly professional development webinars on teaching climate for non-experts. This week, we invite you to learn about how K–12 teachers can engage their students on climate change. We will also explore how improving students' writing skills can be vital in empowering their climate advocacy. Finally, we will be sharing information about how to participate in the Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice, set for March 29, 2023.

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
Blog
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.

A child looks down at a sandy beach while holding a trash bag
Photo credit: Chaleow Ngamdee / Shutterstock.com
Resource

Learn about the most pressing issues facing our ocean and what you can do to help. This vivid, easy-to-read handbook is a primer on ocean issues and ocean stewardship.

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Resource

Issues for equity, adaptation and climate change. Urban planning and climate justice. Spatial inequality. Coastal development and adaptation economics. “Racially Just Adaptation” and more!

Resource Category:

Website, Audio recording
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Two column graphic with honeycomb-framed photos of a street, a smiling child, and freeway overpasses on the left. On the right, there is a white background with black text that reads, "Mosaic Movement Infrastructure RFP. Apply Today. Accepting applications through December 9, 2022 at 5pm PST. For more information, visit mosaicmomentum.org"
Opportunity

Mosaic Movement Infrastructure RFP supports local to national movement infrastructure that enhances diverse and collaborative engagement on four key statutes and initiatives – the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Justice40, and 30x30.

Date and Time:

Monday, October 24, 2022, 8:00am to Friday, December 9, 2022, 8:00pm

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Learning

The Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice is offering weekly professional development webinars for non-climate experts to learn how to teach about climate. Join us each Wednesday at 10 AM and 9 PM Eastern Time for varying topics. See more for descriptions of the upcoming webinars and registration links.

Opportunity

Our Week 2 delegates will be broadcasting live from the US Climate Action Center at COP27 in Egypt. Executive Director, Susan Philipps, will facilitate the panel featuring perspectives of youth, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ NGO leaders working on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

Date and Time:

Monday, November 14, 2022, 1:00pm

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