EcoRise: Climate Action in the Classroom through Place-Based Solutions, Confluence Park, Thursday, 06. February 2020

Climate Action in the Classroom through Place-Based Solutions
Join EcoRise staff and experienced teachers to explore curriculum resources and student-driven grant opportunities that can be used to shape students’ understanding of the causes and impact of climate change within their community. Through hands-on professional development, teachers will develop the skills and tools that they need to help their students evaluate sustainability issues related to energy, transportation, waste, water, food, air, and public spaces. In addition, teachers will access sustainability and design curriculum to empower their students to design effective, measurable solutions to climate change and connect with like-minded educators. Lastly, we will explore how data collection and design thinking can empower students to become a part of San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), fostering innovation and creative problem solving.
 
AGENDA
9:00-11:30AM
Explore climate change and sustainability through EcoRise’s Sustainable Intelligence Curriculum with hands-on activities and dedicated planning time so that you can find lessons that align with your own grade level standards and scope and sequence. Prepare to explore a variety of climate solutions with your students, such as –
• Design campus green spaces to sequester carbon and improve air quality,
• Reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy and transportation solutions such as the City’s Clean Air for Kids! voluntary anti-idling program,
• Mitigate the impacts of existing climate challenges through water and public space initiatives that reduce flooding and soil erosion.

12:30-3:00PM
Experience our Design Studio curriculum through a climate change-themed design challenge. You'll walk away with dozens of easy-to-implement design activities that you can use with your own students to empower them to design impactful solutions to tackle climate change on their campus. We will also review how to apply for student-facing mini-grant and present examples of successful student projects.
 
This workshop is for current K-12 teachers. All content areas are welcome. Breakfast and PD credit will be provided.  This training is made possible through the support of the City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability. Thank you to Confluence Park for hosting!
Questions? Email EcoRise staff at support@ecorise.org.
Please be sure to bring a laptop and a reusable water bottle to reduce single use plastics.
 

EcoRise: Climate Action in the Classroom through Place-Based Solutions

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