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Climate Change Basics
Teaching Climate Justice
Provider: Presidio Graduate School
Format: Online: Asynchronous
Date Offered: February 6 - March 3; March 13 - April 7; April 17 - May 12; June 19 - July 14
Length of Time: 15 hours
Continuing Education Credit: 1.5
This four-week course allows K-12 educators to explore the important topics of climate change and environmental justice. The course begins with climate change fundamentals. Teachers examine the history of environmental justice, the emerging climate justice movement, and their links to the inequitable impact of climate change and global warming on marginalized and low-income communities. Teachers will explore ways to address climate justice by partnering with organizations to access resources, amplify the voices of BIPOC communities, and get students, especially those in urban environments, out into nature. Teachers will develop lesson plans and discover other ways to include climate justice within their curriculum.
Presidio Graduate School is the world’s first graduate school to place sustainability at the center of every program they offer. In 2020, they identified a gap in teacher preparedness to teach climate literacy and launched a Climate Education for All program with the mission of providing all teachers with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to confidently educate the next generation on climate change science, causes, and solutions.