July 28–30, 2021 • 10 am–5 pm ET Virtual Conference
Do you teach about climate issues? Would you enjoy learning more and spending time with like-minded educators? Hosted by Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, in partnership with NOAA’s Climate Program Office and The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program, the Summer Institute for Climate Education is a virtual conference that brings together educators from across the country. The theme for 2021 is “A Regrounding in Truth.”
This three-day event will provide educators with skills, tools, and resources to teach climate change concepts and empower students in all subject areas. The Northeast regional cohort will be led by Mass Audubon’s Nia Keith (VP for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice) and Brittany Gutermuth (Climate Education Coordinator at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary).
Registration deadline is July 19. Total cost per attendee is $250; scholarships available.
This is an exciting week for our educators, who, after a year of preparation, are representing Mass Audubon at the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Conference in Boston—an annual event that brings together 10,000 of the brightest minds in science education for four days of workshops, brainstorming, sharing best practices, and just plain geeking out.
Now through Sunday we’ll be leading workshops on everything from how to engage students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through hands-on field research, to climate change science, to citizen science and other Mass Audubon School and Group topics. And we even have an interactive exhibit, complete with live animals and a tree!
We excited to share our expertise, learn from other talented teachers, and spread the word about the role of environmental education in getting kids involved in science.
If you happen to be at the conference be sure to stop by! We’ll be the ones with the sound of wood frogs coming from our booth.