Teach Climate

August 2, 2016
By: Kristen Poppleton, Senior Director of Programs

#Teach4Climate Back to School 2016 Campaign

We’re proud to join our partners at #youth4climate again in this school year celebration of teaching climate change! Join us!

climate-gov-logoToday’s generation is the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and the last that can really do something about it. Teaching young people about climate change – its causes, effects, and what we can do about it – is vital. Addressing climate change is a multi-generational problem that demands both immediate action and long term skills, understanding and solutions.

With another school year rapidly approaching, a flotilla of partners are working together to support educators in enhancing the climate literacy of American students and citizens. The campaign will demonstrate new and innovative ways to expand climate change learning opportunities for students, and will equip educators with science-based information and resources.

This coordinated social media effort is a commitment to education, engagement, and lifting up innovative and effective climate change education resources and opportunities. In order to create a powerful presence during this next school year, we need your help! This toolkit provides you with all the information you need to engage in the #Teach4Climate social media campaign, and equips you with a list of important climate education initiatives taking place in the nation and beyond during the 2016-2017 school year. This document will be kept up to date throughout the campaign, so don’t forget to check back!


The #Teach4Climate social media campaign is an effort lead by the Alliance for Climate Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), NASA, American Meteorological Society Education, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), the CLEAN Network, The Wild Center, the World Bank Group’s global partnership program Connect4Climate, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, Earth Day Network, Climate Interactive, National Council for Science Education, and others. It is an open discussion for all to join in the call for education, awareness and action on climate change, among both students and citizens. The event supports the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative, launched in December 2014 to connect students and citizens with the best-available, science-based information about climate change. #Teach4Climate builds on the #Youth4Climate social media campaign launched in 2015 around the COP21 Climate Talks.

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