Teach Climate

July 15, 2010
By: Kristen Poppleton, Senior Director of Programs

Summer Institute for European Students on Climate Change and Sustainability

This week we have been busy working with a group of college students from Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Portugal and France. They are here through the University of Minnesota’s Office of International Studies and are studying Climate Change andIMG_2988 Sustainability for five weeks. We have been lucky to host them for a few days up at Will’s homestead outside Ely teaching them about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, as well as discussing issues of climate change policy at an international level. It is always exciting for us as at the Foundation to meet with youth from other countries and to have time to have a dialogue on climate change from a global perspective. For one activity, we pulled from our Citizen Climate curriculum a lesson on equity in climate negotiations, and discussed different definitions of equity.  Our discussion was all the more rich because of the diversity of nations represented in our group.  Here are a few photos of the group in action both using their brains and using their hands!