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Partnership is the key in unlocking the power of climate education as a solution

At Climate Generation’s 17th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education on July 18–22, 2022, Presidio Graduate Schools will lead a workshop focusing on connections between climate change and extreme weather, as well as attribution science, aligned to Next Generation Science Standards. Students are eager to learn about climate change, yet even science teachers can […]

Avangrid Foundation Supports Nationwide Climate Change Education Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2021 CONTACT: Lauren Boritzke Smith, Climate Generation 262-490-6562; lauren@climategen.org Avangrid Foundation Supports Nationwide Climate Change Education Program Climate Generation is pleased to announce it has received a grant from Avangrid Foundation, in collaboration with Avangrid Renewables, to support their national climate change education initiatives for K-12 educators in the 2021–2022 year. […]

Closing 2021

Our hearts are with those in Kentucky and the multi-state region impacted by this past weekend’s tornadoes and storm events. Here in Minnesota, we received over a foot of snow and then saw extreme warm up a few days later, with rain and thunderstorms. Climate-related natural disasters and extreme weather variations like these events are […]

The Importance of Racial Affinity Spaces in Climate Change Education

After multiple school years upended by the pandemic, we’ve witnessed more starkly than ever the necessity of building relationships to enhance student learning and personal growth. This school year, many educators and school districts have a renewed emphasis on socioemotional learning and coping resources for students as they return to in-person learning or continue with […]

Connecting Across the Aisle

“My son is failing his Spanish course, since he won’t hand in his homework!”  “Everytime I ask about her friends, my daughter gets upset and locks herself in her room.”  “I’ve been asking my son to help get our equipment together for the upcoming hunt, and he won’t budge from his video games.”  This was […]

How important is climate change education?

Maryama Warsame is a rising senior at Rosemount High School, member of the YEA! Network program with Climate Generation, volunteer for Sierra Club, and Minnesota Youth Council Representative 2021-22. On July 15, I co-hosted a UN ACE Youth Forum workshop on climate education with Owen Griffin, a fellow member of Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!). In […]

NCSE Awards Friend of the Planet to Climate Generation

For Immediate Release Source: NCSE (https://ncse.ngo) Contact: Paul Oh (oh@ncse.ngo), Director of Communications Oakland, CA – The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has awarded Climate Generation a 2021 Friend of the Planet award in recognition of the organization’s tireless efforts to help individuals and communities engage in solutions to climate change. “I can’t praise […]

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 […]