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 is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.