Climate in the Classroom: Exploring Solutions Through Multimedia Curriculum
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN,MA—Mass Audubon has been awarded a $45,580 grant from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management to support the creation of new curriculum that challenges students in navigating climate solutions through the use of multimedia lesson plans.
Students grades 6-8 will encounter three climate challenges currently affecting the state’s coastal communities, picking one to explore more deeply. Teachers will guide their students through understanding stakeholder perspectives, recognizing and addressing social and historical inequities, and navigating complex climate solutions.
“It’s important that we realize climate change is a problem we can still solve, but we need to engage everyone in collectively facing this challenge together,” said Nia Keith, Mass Audubon’s Climate Change Education Manager.
“Our youth are powerful leaders in this movement, and getting them to think about just and equitable climate solutions – in their homes, in their classrooms, in their communities – is a critical step in mobilizing our entire commonwealth towards bold and urgent climate action," Keith noted.
As the state’s largest nature conservation nonprofit, Mass Audubon recognizes the power that environmental education possesses in moving people of all ages and experiences to act on climate change.
This curriculum equips teachers with a variety of multimedia tools that engage students in critical thinking and real-world problem solving, empowering young climate champions who can help protect our world.
To learn more, please visit massaudubon.org/climate.
Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.
Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at www.massaudubon.org.