New Teacher Community on Preserving the Planet
As Greta Thunberg sails into New York Harbor, the United Nations holds a Youth Climate Summit, and we witness the first Global Youth Strike for Climate, it has never been more important to provide young people with the best education and most opportunities to study the impact of human activity on the planet, and find solutions to mitigate the causes of climate change, and preserve the diversity of life.
Today, edWeb.net announces a new learning community, Preserving the Planet, to help teachers and students learn from scientists about the impact of human activity on the planet and how they can take action in their daily lives, their studies, and their careers to make a difference.
The community, in partnership with JASON Learning, will host a series of edWebinars and provide an online network where educators can connect with scientists and fellow educators to bring environmental learning into the classroom, and help students explore and study the world, and learn about career opportunities.
The launch edWebinar Teaching Climate Change will be on Tuesday, September 24 at 4 pm ET with Robin Leichenko, Professor of Geography at Rutgers University, and Karen O’Brien, Professor of Geography at University of Oslo, authors of the newly published textbook, Climate and Society: Transforming the Future.
JASON Learning will be presenting an edWebinar, Shifting Landscapes: Studying the Impacts of Climate Change in Joshua Tree National Park, on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4 pm Eastern Time. Dr. Lynn Sweet will discuss her path into a science career as well as her research in plant ecology and conservation biology studying shifts in vegetation due to climate change in Joshua Tree National Park.
Lisa Schmucki, the founder and CEO of edWeb.net, commented, “We all need to think about what we can do in our personal lives and through our work to address our impact on the world we live in. edWeb can help address these issues on a global scale. We’re very happy to partner with JASON Learning on this, but are also seeking sponsors for financial support and to help us expand our reach.”
Educators are invited to join the Preserving the Planet professional learning community and register for the upcoming edWebinars,Teaching Climate Change: An Integrative Approach and Shifting Landscapes: Studying the Impacts of Climate Change in Joshua Tree National Park.
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