Helping people understand global warming and their role in it is key to solving this urgent problem. Yet many educators do not have the tools and the know-how needed to confidently engage their students or science center visitors on the global warming issue. Trainings that provide teaching tools and give educators insight into how to teach climate change effectively are needed.
Your gift will help one teacher or science center educator get the resources they need to teach others about global warming by sponsoring their attendance at one of Clean Air Cool-Planet’s Climate Change Backpack trainings. These day-long forums offer educators an opportunity to learn about valuable climate teaching tools, ask questions, and network with their peers. Specifically, they focus on the Climate Change Backpack, recommended by NASA’s Earth Science Education Division for earth science teachers and informal educators. The Backpack contains interactive activities, lesson plans and “props" that can be used to engage children of different ages in learning about global warming. By giving a teacher the gift of this day-long training, you are really helping educate young people about the greatest challenge they will face in their lifetimes.