Climate Lesson Update – March 2014
Written by John Smith, Education Program AssistantSpring is one of the most popular times for phenology observation. Many remarkable, brief and beautiful changes will be seen over the next 2 months. Don't miss them! Have your students hunting for: Thawing lakes, Maple sap dripping (tap a tree!), sprouting flowers, grasses and buds, early-season insects, and migrating birds.Written on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 22:54 Read 342 times Read more...
Climate Lesson Update – February 2014
Written by John Smith, Education Program Assistant“But we have to act with more urgency — because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods … the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.” - President Barack Obama during the 2014 State of the UnionWritten on Saturday, 22 February 2014 18:01 Read 379 times Read more...
Written by Natalie Cook, YEA! MN Program CoordinatorWhen the YEA!MN students asked to have a training about how to talk to a climate denier, we started thinking big. Drawing from John’s educational background and Natalie’s background organizing with Minnesotans United, we knew that we could do more than help equip young people with facts and figures, because,…Written on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 17:00 Read 335 times Read more...
Announcing: Innovations in Environmental Sustainability Enrichment Seminar
Written by Nicole Rom, Executive DirectorThe University of Minnesota's GO Minnesota unit, the Institute on the Environment, and the Will Steger Foundation are delighted to announce a new and unique summer program for international students interested in sustainability.Written on Thursday, 13 February 2014 21:41 Read 454 times Read more...
GreenSchoolsConnect Launched in Twin Cities Metro
Written by Kristen Poppleton, Director of EducationThe 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…Written on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 22:19 Read 512 times Read more...
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Strategic GoalTo support educators, students and the public with science-based interdisciplinary educational resources on climate change, its implications and solutions to achieve climate literacy.
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