Nicole Rom, Executive Director
Science educator, Craig Johnson, has been honored as a White House Champion of Change for his work in climate change education. He joins other Champions of Change in Washington, D.C. on Monday, February 9th from 1:00pm-3pm EDT, accompanied by our Director of Education, Kristen Poppleton.
On a nearly snowless early February day, over 100 high school youth from the Will Steger Foundation’s Youth Environmental Activists (YEA! MN) program participated in the Clean Energy & Jobs “Day on the Hill,” lobbying their state legislators and meeting with Governor Dayton to discuss how climate change will impact their future.
Tune in to Minnesota Public Radio this week (February 2 – 6th) as they feature daily in-depth coverage on climate change. Look for stories with our founder Will Steger on The Daily Circuit and coverage of our Youth Summit with Governor Dayton!
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My climate epiphany came through my work with the Will Steger Foundation. I was aware of the climate change issue, but I didn’t understand how urgent, how interconnected and how important it was until I was literally enveloped by it. But I was also extremely fascinated and drawn to it and chose to dig in deeply. It began with hearing Will’s powerful eyewitness story. Knowing that EVERY ice shelf he has crossed has disintegrated – and what it took to cross these vast ice shelves that disappeared in weeks and minutes – and that none of his expedition accomplishments could ever be repeated caused me to look at what places I’ve traveled, been, seen or love or feel intimately familiar with – how are these places changed. It brought me back to Ely, to Burntside Lake, to the Boundary Waters.
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In early December, the Will Steger Foundation co-hosted a screening of Antarctica: On the Edge at the St. Anthony Main Theatre, including a panel discussion after the screening with filmmakers Gary Smaby, Jon Bowermaster and our founder, Will Steger.
It was quite an honor to be invited to a White House convening of top leaders from across the “federal family,” the nonprofit sector, universities, professional associations, media, and philanthropy to discuss ways we can collectively advance climate change education.
WSF Executive Director Nicole Rom joined The White House OSTP for a Climate Education and Literacy Roundtable as part of the launch of a new Climate Education and Literacy Initiative to help connect American students with the best-available, science-based information about climate change.
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