Join us for a panel discussion with leaders in the field of climate change education:
Mark McCaffrey, National Center for Science Education,
Catherine Halversen, Lawrence Hall of Science,
Wen Lee, Alliance for Climate Education,
Maggie Fleming, EarthTeam
We’ll explore the many challenges to climate change education in public schools, and how parents, teachers, students, and other concerned citizens can take action.
Each year, thousands of school aged children in the US are taught “both sides of the climate change controversy,” with school boards in over a dozen states having passed policies categorizing climate change along with evolution and human cloning as “controversial science.”
There are, however, some bright spots in the fog surrounding climate change education. Take the Alliance for Climate Education, which has reached over one million students around the country through multimedia presentations famous for exciting students so much that they crowd at the front of the room at the presentation’s end. Or EarthTeam’s peer-to-peer education, student led action projects, and TV show on environmental issues, The Green Screen.