Climate-Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience

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Climate Education is a new program offering and under development. The program will support learning K-12 with climate related projects, classroom visits, field study and curriculum, support systems for climate mitigation/adaptation, and highlight EWEB Board Priorities, as well as the 4J Climate Resolution. Curriculum will be developed/adapted to be place-based, standards aligned and relevant to address the changes expected in the Pacific Northwest. The bulleted list below outlines specific components relating to climate change that may be addressed in this portion of the 4J/EWEB Education Partnership programing. As the program develops, adjustments will be made based on program feedback and evaluation.

 

  • Climate Science: What is climate change? And, what can we expect in the PNW?
  • Sustainability-Our Carbon Footprint: Carbon reduction strategies, climate mitigation, adaptation strategies and resilience through sustainable practices and preparedness
  • Climate Action Team/Teacher support in schools
  • Earth Day, Every Day classroom visits
  • Professional Learning for teachers/staff
  • Partner with local stakeholders
  • Utilize Climate Generation and EcoRise Sustainable Intelligence Curriculum

Objectives:

  • Provide hands-on lessons and field experiences related to climate issues
  • Teach earth science standards: human impacts, conservation and current challenges
  • Provide access to materials for projects 
  • Develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving
  • Develop skills in identifying ways to make change in personal habits to help the planet
  • Provide meaningful service learning tied to 4J curriculum goals
  • Teach civic responsibility

Alignment to EWEB board priorities

The EWEB Education Grant Program is intended to support K-12 education activities directly connected with EWEB’s priority list. The objectives listed above meet the adopted area of study for climate change.

  • Climate Change: science, expected regional impacts and carbon reduction strategies

Target audience/number of students reached/timeline

Target audience: K-12th grade 

Potential number of students: 16,500

Timeline: August-June