The Wild Center is set to host a Summer Institute for New York State Teachers on July 15-18, focused on “Empowering Students for Climate Resilience.” This multi-day institute will bring together an interdisciplinary group of middle and high school teachers for an exploration of climate change and educational best practices.
The Institute will feature a keynote and conversation with Bill McKibben, an environmentalist, author, and educator who has written extensively on the impact of climate change and global warming. Workshops and sessions presented during the four-day Institute will share information on climate science and expose participants to a suite of climate education resources that align with New York State Science Learning Standards. Planning time and field trips will encourage practical application of the tools and information shared during the event.
The Institute will be held at North Country School’s RockE House & Basecamp, 4382 Cascade Rd, in Lake Placid. Teachers are encouraged to attend in teams with others from their district. Register online.
For more information about the Wild Center, visit their website.
Photo of paddlers provided by the Wild Center.