CW Climate Clinics for Educators

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Educators share a laugh at a CW climate clinic.

Climate clinics are full-day workshops that help non-formal and formal educators learn the science of climate change and strategies for teaching climate change in schools and communities.  The focus is on issues and resources in the Chicago Wilderness region (which includes northeastern Illinois, northwestern Indiana and southeastern Wisconsin).

The clinics are conducted in interesting locations across the region — including  the Chicago Botanic Garden, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Field Museum and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.  Clinics are offered quarterly.  Continuing education credits available!

Clinics include presentations, demonstrations of effective teaching tools and resource sharing among participants.  Topics include:  local impacts of climate change, basic climate change science, communication with different audiences, activities and resources for climate education, mitigation strategies and resources, global connections/local issues and actions and social and policy aspects of climate change.

upcoming climate clinics

Check back for more details to find out about upcoming clinics or email Susan Ask to be added to the mailing list: ask ~at~ animaliaproject ~dot~ org