How we support Climate Literacy
Climate Literacy Fellows
In partnership with the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the legislature-funded ClimeTime program, the Gonzaga Climate Center has created the Climate Literacy Fellows program, which hires and trains Gonzaga undergraduates to deliver high-impact climate literacy activities in elementary school classrooms (grades 2-5). The Climate Literacy Fellows program is modeled after the Gonzaga Science in Action! program and has received generous support and collaboration from the program. The original climate literacy kits were review by Gonzaga Biology faculty and Science in Action! and the subsequent lessons developed for this project were created in collaboration with the SIA! program.
Climate Literacy Project Workshops
The Climate Center offers workshops for a variety of audiences including university professors, elementary, middle and high school teachers.
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Climate Literacy Lesson Library
The Climate Center has developed a number of K-8 lesson plans on a variety of topics related to climate change and science.
Students Demand Climate EducationThe Spokane Public Schools Student Advisory Council on Climate Change (SAC3) was appointed to advise the Spokane School Board, provide student perspectives on climate education, and work alongside the School Board and district administrators to incorporate adequate and updated climate curriculum in all grade levels. In 2021, SAC3 surveyed students in grades 5-12 on the state of climate education in Spokane. Click the picture to learn more.
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Spokane Climate Cup
Climate Literacy in Action
Spokane Public Schools students wanted to do something about climate change. Specifically, they wanted to expand climate change education in their school district. The Student Advisory Council on Climate Change (SAC3) is doing just that - and much more. The Climate Center is supporting SAC3 by providing professional development workshops on climate literacy for K-12 teachers.