Climate Education & Community Action Framework

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing our world and children. and families want to learn more in order to take action. When teachers, students, and families come together around climate action, entire communities can tackle the intersectional...

Community

Community Building students’ background knowledge about climate change, climate justice, and climate solutions, creates opportunities for student agency.  Their skills as civic actors impact people of all ages throughout their communities to get involved in...

Science

Support sensemaking about climate science   Human activities have unequivocally warmed our world at an unprecedented rate. We are already experiencing the effects of climate change (IPCC, 2021). Yet, only about one in five Americans (22%) understands that there...

Systems

Seek systems-level explanations and pursue system-wide changes   Understanding the causes and consequences of, and solutions to climate change means recognizing the interconnectedness of processes that shape ecosystems, including human societies, around the...

Serious

Engage young peoples’ ideas about why climate change is serious The consequences of climate change impact all aspects of our daily lives, impacting the places we live, work, and play, and the resources that determine our quality of life, including air, water, and...

Solutions

Work collaboratively with young people towards climate solutions   Solutions that help humans and ecosystems both mitigate and adapt to climate change are critical to ensuring a resilient future. Climate change is also inextricably linked to the socioeconomic...