CW Climate Clinics for Educators

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!

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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


CW Climate Clinic for Chicago Teachers

(photo by joe mazza / brave lux)

Tuesdays, March 19, March 26 and April 2 at
Amundsen High School
Damen Ave at Foster Ave
Chicago, IL

In this after-school series, learn about climate science, climate solutions, and how to make simple connections to your curriculum, the Next Generation Science Standards, and Common Core Standards. This series is designed for teachers, but others are welcome, too. Presented in partnership with Openlands, Chicago Wilderness, animalia project and others. Teachers will attend all three session to cover the same topics as are 1-day workshops.

CW Climate Clinic at the Indiana Dunes

Dune grass. photo: susan ask

Saturday, TBD, 2019
(tentative, pending status of federal government shutdown)
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Portage, Indiana

Join us for our next Climate Clinic at the Indiana Dunes!  This one day workshop is for naturalists, environmental educators, classroom teachers and community leaders. Presented in partnership with the National Park Service, animalia project and others.

Registration information coming soon!


The Chicago Wilderness region

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