The folks at Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, an NSF funded online magazine for K-5 teachers, have a podcast featuring yours truly entitled “No Gloom, No Doom.” Here’s a preview on iTunes U.
Climate change is not only complicated, it can be pretty scary — for kids and adults alike. Educator and scientist Mark McCaffrey shares some tips for answering common misconceptions about climate, but avoiding the fear of climate change, by using activities that inspire and empower students.
Susan Buhr and I also have a related article on Climate Literacy in the Elementary Classroom that will be officially published June 1st in the final issue of Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears. Here’s a quick preview:
Elementary teachers can build the foundation for climate-literate students by becoming climate literate themselves, understanding how the elementary science standards connect to climate concepts, helping students understand the nature of science, fostering a connection between young learners and nature, and providing opportunities for students to make a change in the world around them.