Educator Community of Practice Community Meeting – A Whole School Approach to Cultivating Solutionaries
October 20th, 2022
3:30 – 5:30 pm CT | 4:30 – 6:30 pm ET
Schools play an important role in connecting to culture and the human and environmental health system. How do we leverage this to respond to climate change more effectively? In this community meeting, we take a systems approach to education and showcase Whole-School Sustainability efforts, or the integration of sustainability literacy through out a school in place, programs, and organizational culture. This session will feature ideas from exemplars in Whole-School efforts in the Midwest. Participants will have time to identify and discuss takeaways for their settings. Ideas will appeal to any school, college, or organizational effort looking to work across efforts.
Educator Community of Practice Community Meeting – Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Learners in Climate Change Solutions
December 6th, 2022
10-11:30 am CT | 11-12:30 pm ET
In this community meeting, we will hear from non-traditional educators about their efforts to create programs that teach place-based and interdisciplinary climate change curricula beyond the classroom. We will hear from organizations such as Climate Strong!, a partnership of university, tribal college, and tribal organizations that builds the capacity of teachers, informal educators, and youth to take action for building community climate resiliency within the Ojibwe Ceded Territory (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan). Climate Strong partners include the University of Wisconsin- Division of Extension, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, 1854 Treaty Authority, and the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. We will spend time workshopping together to apply lessons learned from the model program(s) to our own education settings.