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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, 02 April 2015 19:18

Climate Lesson Update - April 2015

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keynotesCalling all formal and informal educators! Join us for our 10th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education. You will hear from Frank Niepold, Will Steger, Ben Santer, and other experts in climate science and climate change education. We also have some special tracks to offer.

Next Generation Science StandardsWe are pleased to announce to our friends and supporters the upcoming release of our new curriculum: Next Generation Climate. In September of 2015, the Will Steger Foundation will be releasing a brand new curriculum that uses the Next Generation Science Standards as a framework!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 20:45

Climate Lesson Update - March 2015

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CLU March Letter How are you teaching about climate change? Are you teaching a WSF lesson to your students? What is your favorite educational resource?  Have you implemented a service learning project at your school?  Do you have a twitter account where you retweet about climate change news? Any way you do it, we’d love to hear about and invite you to share it as a presenter at our Summer Institute for Climate Change Education!

ChicagoThe Will Steger Foundation and other members of the CLEAN Network are going to be busy at the National Science Teacher’s Association Conference in Chicago in just a few weeks.  Check out the list of presentations below.  We hope to see you there!

Kristen and CraighThis week I was lucky to be invited to attend an afternoon at the White House with longtime education partner and White House Champion of Change in climate change education Craig Johnson.  The timing couldn’t have felt more fitting as we prepare to celebrate our 10th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education at the School of Environmental Studies, where Craig teaches and where our partnership began in 2006.

Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:57

Climate Lesson Update - February 2015

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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

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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

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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.

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