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Hello Everyone,

I am excited to join Kristie Wagner as a moderator for the Climate Change Education Group! I currently work at the University of Michigan supporting place-based sustainability initiatives in the Great Lakes Bay Region. I have previously moved around quite a bit. I've taught EE in Yosemite with NatureBridge to 4-12 grade students and facilitated professional development in place-based ed with Teton Science Schools in Wyoming (and beyond). You can read my full bio here: https://naaee.org/about-us/people/emily-schaller. I am looking forward to getting to know others in this group as we share resources and ideas.

If you've got a minute, I'd love to know more about what are you hoping to get out of this group. Are there specific types of resources you are looking for, or topics you'd like to have conversations around?

Looking forward to learning more about you and what you need!

Cheers,
Emily

P.S. The Sierra Nevada Mountains hold a very special place in my heart. Here is a picture of me backpacking through the Ansel Adams Wilderness some years ago. The expression on my face helps me remember as worried as I am about the impacts of climate change on our precious planet, it is important to still seek beauty where we may and savor the joy it brings.

Hi Emily,
Thank you for volunteering to moderate the group! It's a pleasure to "meet" you!
I'm most interested in how we can use online courses and other educational media (videos, podcasts, etc...) to prepare educators (formal and nonformal), natural resource professionals, and youth leaders to teach climate change to kids and youth.
Looking forward to productive conversations!
Ana

Nice to meet you too Ana! Thanks for sharing what you are looking for. I run an online component as part of my program supporting K-12 teachers in developing and implementing place-based sustainability education, so I am always on the lookout for good resources for this too! Recently I have been excited about this collection that the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems (CSS) has researched and compiled for K-12 educators to use to help teach various sustainability topics, including climate change of course! Resources include videos, podcasts, games and activities. You can check it out below.