Getting Schooled – Grist Article

Getting Schooled: Most teachers don’t talk about climate change in the classroom. Washington state is trying to fix that was published in Grist on February 11, 2020.

Excerpt from article: Stacy Meyer, the science coordinator for southwest, worked with the education nonprofit Washington Green Schools to put together professional development sessions, dubbed “STEM Seminars,” where public school teachers have the chance to ask scientists questions face-to-face. At the seminars, local climate researchers — many affiliated with the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group, one of ClimeTime’s partners — give presentations to school teachers on their area of expertise.* The format caught on, and in the first year of ClimeTime, seminars about how climate change affects everything from agriculture to wildfires took place around the state.

Educators stand in a circle at a STEM Seminar, in the center one educator holds a large sheet of paper with a sketched model showing the words Our Community.
Three teachers are looking at a laptop's computer screen that displays a map of North America with migration patterns.