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

climate clinic for teachers

Teaching Climate:  Understanding climate change science, impacts, and action. 

Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17 & 24 & November 7, 2020
with a follow-up gathering in the Spring
10:00 – 11:30 am
online via zoom


Want to incorporate climate science into your curriculum? 
Searching for materials and resources to teach climate science?

In this free, online Saturday series you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to build educational lesson plans for this spring and next year.  Sessions will include meeting local experts, building your knowledge of climate science, and exploring climate justice using interactive, inquiry-based lessons and investigating the local impacts of climate change.

Presented by Animalia Project, Field Museum, Openlands and Chicago Wilderness

Continuing education credits available (12 credits for teachers)
Plus– “door prizes”

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

Questions? Contact Susan: ask ~at~ animaliaproject ~dot~ org