The Climate and Equity project plans to transform how climate and equity are taught by reducing teacher isolation and supporting collective growth.
The incidence of extreme climate impacts is increasing. Levels of eco-anxiety and existential dread related to global warming among youth are at record highs. Education about global warming, and its inequitable impacts, is urgently needed, yet teachers who address this need are isolated .
To continue to address this urgent need, we will host a group of 12 high-school teachers at a one-week, expenses-paid Climate and Equity Institute at the Schoodic Institute campus. The Institute will be held Sunday July 30 – Saturday August 5 2023.
Teachers will discuss equitable pedagogy, hear presentations about the global — and psychological — impacts of climate change, explore climate change impacts firsthand through guided field trips, and have free time to pursue additional topics.
The conference did not end when I returned to Albuquerque. I am still in touch and/or collaboration with my associates from the conference and feeling a height in productive application of unrealized skills."
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