Friday, January 30, 2015
   
Text Size
Previous | Next

Local view: Hottest year means Minnesota should act now

Will Steger recently published an op-ed in the Duluth News Tribune about 2014 being the hottest year on record and the need for climate action now.

Read the article...

 

 

Climate Ride 2015

Registration is now open. Choose the Will Steger Foundation to be the beneficiary for your ride!

Register now!

Clean Energy and Jobs Day at the Capitol!

Save the Date!

Join the Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign for our Day at the Capitol!

February 2nd, 2015 9:30am-4:30pm

Learn more...

2013-2014 Annual Report now available!

The Will Steger Foundation had another unbelievable year thanks to your support! We invite you to share in our accomplishments in this year's annual report.

Read the report...

Thoughts from the Inside: White House Roundtable Discussion on Climate Literacy

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.

Read more...

Dine for Climate

Lucia's - March 12

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a delicious, sustainable dinner and a portion of the proceeds go to the Will Steger Foundation.

Learn More!

Jobs and Internships

Interested in joining a fun and dynamic team committed to addressing climate change? We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to support our operations.

Learn More...

Quick Links

Summer Institute Curriculum Climate Minnesota

Most Recent Posts

  • 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.

    Written on Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:57 in Climate Lessons Read 17 times Read more...
  • Jenna’s Climate Story

    duluthMy family always traveled to the North Shore when I was growing up. It was our place to go on the weekends. We have rented many cabins from Duluth to Grand Marais over the past 20 years. We hike, go swimming, and immerse ourselves in the history of the area. Gooseberry Falls and the Sucker River are two of my favorite places along the lake.

    Written on Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:23 in Climate Minnesota Stories Read 12 times Read more...
  • Local view: Hottest year means Minnesota should act now
    Written by Media

    slideshow will

    Will Steger recently published an op-ed in the Duluth News Tribune about 2014 being the hottest year on record and the need for climate action now.

    Read the article...

     

     

    Written on Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:33 in WSF General Read 23 times Read more...
  • Nicole's Climate Story

     

    view from cabinMy 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.

    Written on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:54 in Climate Minnesota Stories Read 142 times Read more...
  • Katie's Climate Story

    Katie's Climate StoryEveryone has places they go to become refreshed, to rejuvenate their spirit and renew their sense of purpose – maybe a walk in the woods or a trip home. For me it's my grandparents' house, which my family inherited several years ago and where we spend our summers, Christmases, and any other time we get a chance. No matter the season, our time is most often spent outdoors, on walks to the Cove, bike rides to High Hill Point, or gardening projects. Trips up there have a timeless feel: the house is more or less unchanged since my grandparents lived in it, and the days' rhythms are consistent across the years. As each visit nears its end I feel more ready than ever to re-enter the world and live more fully.

    Written on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:35 in Climate Minnesota Stories Read 30 times Read more...
Will Steger Foundation - Home
Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education

Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

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.

Saturday, 27 September 2014 13:28

Join Us At NAAEE!

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!

We are excited and honored by today’s news that Governor Dayton has signed the bill into law appropriating $29 million from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (“Trust Fund”) to 71 individual projects around the state, including $325,000 to the Will Steger Foundation for our Educating Minnesotans about Potential Impacts of a Changing Climate Project!

Today the National Climate Assessment (NCA) was released providing the country with an in depth summary of the current and projected impacts of climate change.

The Will Steger Foundation joined school districts, charter schools, businesses, local government, higher education and nonprofits at the 3M Innovation Center last week in order to "convene, connect, and foster uncommon collaboratives” through the GreenSchoolsConnect initiative. Launched in 2012, GreenSchoolsConnect (GSC) is a national collaborative initiative powered by Earth Force to accelerate a systemic approach to sustainability in school districts. GSC builds off Earth Force’s proven leadership in networking community partners, training local schools, and providing curricular resources to run service-learning and action civics programs in their community.

Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:23

Catch the Sun!

We haven't taken the time to feature a book for awhile and I thought it would be worthwhile to feature Catch the Sun, by Anne Johnson, as an initiative of Mortenson Construction's Renewable Energy GroupsCatch the Sun explains solar energy through the eyes of a young boy named Nils whose father is in construction of clean energy sites. Nils does research on clean energy before going on a tour of some sites with his father.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 12:18

A week of Climate Literacy

A week of Climate Literacy
It was with best intentions I decided to blog every day I was attending AGU last week. Five days, twenty pages of notes, and a minimum of 50 conversations later I realized I had only managed one blog and so here I am for the final brain dump. A number of climate literacy themes emerged throughout the week based on the content of the presentations I attended, the posters I visited and discussed and the conversations I had.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:49

Climate Literacy and AGU

I'm midway through day 2 of AGU- new ideas and information swirling around. I have been thinking a lot about our ENTRF Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate project as I learn about other successful public focused education campaigns around the country.

Friday, 06 December 2013 13:04

AGU Reflections

I head to my first American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting next week and plan on blogging throughout the week on the multitude of sessions and workshops I will attend. AGU is an international non-profit scientific association with more than 62,000 members established in 1919 by the National Research Council.

Page 1 of 10

Upcoming Events

Featured Video


Social Networking

Contribute

Charities Review Council
You can view our full profile at the Charities Review Council.