Leveraging Literature in a Time of Crisis

Imagine your favorite book. Who are the characters that you loved and lived through? Which books stuck with you long after you closed the binding? Did you view the world differently afterwards? Stories, whether through literature or other visual mediums, shape our understanding of the people and environments around us; what is normal, what is […]

A Regrounding in Truth: Climate Generation’s 16th Annual Summer Institute

By Lindsey Kirkland, Climate Education Manager and Marie Fargo, Climate Change Instructional Resources Coordinator Good climate change education requires a holistic approach, one that speaks to the complexity of the climate system and investigates how political, economic, and social systems influence the impacts and solutions of climate change. Climate Generation’s education programs are rooted in […]

An Inside Look: Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education

We faced a new challenge this summer: COVID-19 made it clear that we could not create the same in-person experiences for our national network of educators that we usually do. Instead of cancelling our work, we decided to partner with The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program and NOAA’s Climate Office to build something new and […]

Climate Change Education Resources for Virtual Classrooms

Across the nation we are faced with the challenge of delivering quality virtual and distance education to our students, and with little notice. We know that some educators are in districts or schools that have limited digital access and are making distance learning plans, while others are adapting lesson plans to digital learning. Each situation […]

Climate Lessons Update – February 2020

Letter to Climate Change Educators We are excited to introduce our new Climate Change Education Manager, Lindsey Kirkland! Most recently, Lindsey lived and worked in Australia where she collaborated with scientists, agricultural consultants, and farmers on several international research projects. For the past nine years, she has taught environmental education in informal and formal settings. […]

Climate Lessons Update – January 2020

Letter to Climate Change Educators Happy New Year! We are starting this year with imagination: envisioning the future world we want to live in and the steps required of us to make that world a reality. In the midst of such turmoil around the world, we know there is no time to waste. Youth are […]

Focusing on the Possibilities

“The roots of a tree stretch deeper than you think…No matter how far away you are when you bloom, you are always tied to your roots.” This quote from Lindsay Eagar’s book Hour of the Bees resonated with me throughout the story. This story resonated with me as a descendant of pioneer families in Tucson, […]

Climate Lessons Update – December 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators The 25th annual international UN climate negotiations, also known as COP25, has started this week and will continue through December 13! Over 25,000 people from 200 countries are gathering in Madrid, Spain to participate as world leaders work to increase their commitments for climate action under the Paris Agreement. Article […]

Climate Lessons Update – November 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators We hope you are settling into a routine with your students, school, and colleagues. If you need an extra push to bring climate change into your classroom this fall, check out our tips below! Make the information place-based and relevant to your local community. Check and see if your city […]

Climate Lessons Update – October 2019

Letter to Climate Change Educators With a complex issue like climate change, it can feel difficult to know how to approach teaching it. We want you to know that there is no right or wrong way to begin! Climate change intersects with all aspects of our lives, so it can fit into any subject area […]