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Climate Lessons provides tools, resources and reflections on climate change education for educators and communicators of climate change. This blog is posted to weekly with an educator audience in mind.

Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:57

Climate Lesson Update - February 2015

Written by Education

SI Group 2013Did you make a new year’s resolution? It’s not too late. Come help us celebrate our 10th Annual Summer Institute on June 15th-17th. Make the commitment to yourself and your students to learn about climate change science and solutions. Hear from experts in the field, like Ben Santer, climate researcher and IPCC author.

Monday, 05 January 2015 17:26

Climate Lesson Update - January 2015

Written by Education

Every student deserves to have the best education available and that includes climate and energy literacy. We at the Will Steger Foundation are doing everything that we can to help ensure that there are great tools for educators to use.

This webcast broadcast from NASA Langley focused on the Midwest region of the the National Climate Assessment (NCA), released in May of 2014.  The NCA summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, touching on many disciplines: earth science, biology, human health, engineering, technology, economics, and policy. Dr. Fred Lipschultz from USGCRP (United States Global Change Research Project) expired the document, and then Kristen Poppleton of the Will Steger Foundation shared related educator resources.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:35

Climate Lesson Update - December 2014

Written by Education

As we get ready to celebrate our 10th year at the Will Steger Foundation, we want to take some time to give thanks to the many individuals and groups that are doing amazing work in climate change education.

The Will Steger Foundation has partnered with GO Minnesota at the University of Minnesota to offer an Innovations in Environmental Sustainability seminar for visiting international students each summer. The 3 week seminar combines classroom time with field experiences and highlights cutting edge climate change research taking place right here in Minnesota. Students live, travel, and study together, and have the option of spending a 4th week at our Steger Wilderness Center.

We are pleased to know we have the support of the White House as we work towards our vision of a climate literate society with a foundation of climate science knowledge, the comfort and confidence to communicate this knowledge, and the skills, attitudes and motivations to work towards climate change solutions. The following is reposted from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:33

Climate Lesson Update - November 2014

Written by Education

We’re so excited to be able to share with you our newly edited curricula that is taking over the November Climate Lesson Update!  You can download the newest versions of the Will Steger Foundation Curriculum Suite. 

Monday, 29 September 2014 17:49

Climate Lesson Update - October 2014

Written by Education

We hope your school year has successfully kicked off!  It’s October which means the leaves are changing here in Minnesota.  Get outside and enjoy autumn beauty with your students!  Here are a few resources to help you incorporate fall into your educational setting.

Saturday, 27 September 2014 13:28

Join Us At NAAEE!

Written by Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education

We are headed to the North American Association for Environmental Education Conference in just a few weeks and we’d love to see you there!  Check out all the great opportunities to increase your climate literacy!

Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:59

Climate Lesson Update - June 2014

Written by Education

June has been marked with monumental achievements in the fight to prevent climate change. Let’s break it down.

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