With the news that the House of Lords is processing a bill to put ‘Environment and Sustainable Citizenship’ on the national curriculum, the Climate Change Educational Partnership are growing in strength to support climate change learning in formal and informal education settings. The partnership aims to enhance educators’ subject knowledge and understanding, so that lessons are based on scientific evidence, increase students’ understanding of the science and implications of climate change and showcase the roles students can have in the environment sector.
The partnership includes representatives from the Met Office, Royal Geographical Society, UK Space Agency, UK Research and Innovation, Natural Environment Research Council, Royal Meteorological Society, European Space Agency, Environment Agency, Natural History Museum, UK Association of Science and Discovery Centres and the Royal Society.
Register for the ‘Teaching Climate Change’ online course, browse the resource collections for primary and secondary educators, challenge your students to solve a climate problem using real Earth observation data in Climate Detectives, watch sessions from our recent Climate Change Teacher Conference and discover the special edition Catalyst magazine on climate change.
Upcoming plans including a range of case studies on STEM Ambassadors who work within climate change and who have supported climate change education throughout schools and a collection of climate change themed competitions, challenges and games so watch this space!
You can contact the Climate Change Educational Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org.