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Climate Project

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Grounded in the belief that it’s essential to discover and explore climate change for yourself, Climate Project helps you more fully understand the causes, impacts, and most powerful ways to address it. Move past the fear, bias, and uncertainty surrounding climate change and join a generation of impatient optimists. Discover the skills, motivation, and insight to make a difference.

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How has your community been impacted by climate change?

It’s so important for people to connect with anything they are learning so they understand why it's relevant to their lives.What are some ways you help students to see the consequences of climate change in your local communities? Steven Hamilton

How can you inspire climate optimism in your students?

So often what we hear about climate change are messages of doom and hopelessness. While there are certainly real reasons for concern, an optimistic outlook that we can solve hard problems is critical to motivating action. In your classroom, how do you talk about climate change in a way that’s both realistic and inspires students to believe there’s actually something they can do about it? Mike SkombaAdam Esrig,Steven Hamilton

How is climate change a social studies problem?

Climate change is generally seen as a concept that is generally taught in science classes. Our questions for you are: Why teach climate change in a social studies classrooms? What new perspectives can social studies bring to addressing the problem of climate change? We look forward to hearing your thoughts! Donnetta ElsasserGwen DuralekMike Skomba,Adam Esrig