Monday, May 11, 2020

Wild Center hosts climate change summit for teachers

The Wild Center is planning a virtual “Stay-In-stitute” for Climate Change Education.

Scheduled for ┬áJuly 22-24, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the institute aims to bring together both middle and high school teachers from across the country and from a variety of disciplines, to engage in an active exploration of climate change, and the best educational practices related to it.

The workshops and sessions within the Institute are the result of a collaberation between the Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, and the National Oceanic & Atmosphereic Administration. They will include cutting-edge climate science and introduce its participants to a large array of resources in climate education that are in accordance with the New York State Science Learning Standards.

The institute will also send you on trips outside, to your backyard and through your neighborhood, encouraging practical application of what will be learned in the classroom during the event.

Teachers are encouraged to attend in teams with others from their district.

Deadline for application to the Institute is July 13, and registration will be $150. The institution counts towards 20 hours of Continuing Education and/or 2 Graduate Credits (optional).

More info and registration: https://www.climategen.org/our-core-programs/climate-change-education/professional-development/summer-institute/

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