How are you teaching students about climate change as COP26 approaches?

By Steve Castle posted 19-10-2021 11:14

The UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (also known as COP26) starts in Glasgow on 31 October and is sure to dominate the news agenda before, during and after - and we've got dozens of links, resources and courses for teachers to capitalise on in the classroom.

We've got an online CPD course 'teaching climate change' for secondary teachers to learn more about investigating the causes of climate change, develop engaging activities for students and much more.
Have you checked out our competitions, challenges and games designed to support teachers in embedding climate change topics into their teaching in an engaging way? You'll find a wide range of activities for young people of all ages to get involved in.
Our Careers in Climate Change virtual fair, run in partnership with Aecom, is running alongside COP26 and will showcase up to 30 national employers across a range of themed zones. This is a fantastic opportunity for your students to meet STEM Ambassadors, ask questions and be inspired by them - express your interest here.
The Royal Society's 'Tomorrow's climate scientists' programme has been awarded to more than 50 schools so far and gives students the chance to have a voice in the field of scientific research, and supports students in developing their 'green skills'. The first round of applications is open for schools until the end of November.

Launched in November 2020, the Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) brings together partners from across education, research and the wider STEM sector to support the delivery of climate change related lessons and enrichment activities.

Membership 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 Royal Society.

The CCEP aims to enhance educators’ subject knowledge and understanding, so that lessons are based on scientific evidence and increase students’ understanding of the science and implications of climate change.

How have you taught climate change to secondary students so far? I'd love to hear your ideas on how you're going to cover climate change as COP26 approaches - I'll feature some of the ideas on our social channels and tag you and your school too!