The National Wildlife Federation unveiled a new web resource on climate change education for K-12 schools and colleges at the White House last week. The new site is live and based on the Emmy Award-winning documentary series: Years of Living Dangerously aired on Showtime.
The series was created and managed by an elite team of former CBS 60 minutes producers including Joel Bach and David Gelber, and their colleague Dan Abazzi, founder of Game Change Capital. (James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger are also among the series backers.) NWF was retained as Years educational partner.
The new site: ClimateClassroom.org, contains educational materials for middle and high schools and colleges to use along with accompanying video clips from the Years series that feature correspondents, Harrison Ford, Don Cheadle and Thomas Friedman among others. The site also contains guides for student action, case examples of on-campus greenhouse gas reduction programs, and educational standards alignments.
All resources and materials on ClimateClassroom.org are free and we encourage you to pass this information on to colleagues and associates.
Here is information on Last Week's White House event which is part of the President's Climate Education and Literacy Initiative.
Teaching young people about climate change is vital. It is a multigenerational problem that demands both immediate action and long term skills, understanding and solutions. At NWF we worry that young people are not getting enough climate change education and are not being prepared for the challenges ahead. ClimateClassroom.org is one small step in addressing that need.