Flex Courses

Changing the Course of Climate Change

  • Dates

    November 14-18, 2022
  • Cost for members

  • Cost for non-members


Take Action Against Climate Change.

Recommended Grades: 9-12 | Flex Type: Scheduled & Facilitated

Have you experienced climate change? Are there rising temperatures, or extreme weather conditions in your hometown? Have there been droughts or floods that leave environmental and human devastation in their wake? Or is climate change still a distant, largely theoretical threat to you?

Dramatic changes to our climate, the warming of the globe and consequent widespread damage to our environment are recorded and reported daily. The latest UN report issued in October 2018 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives humanity about a decade to make substantive changes to avert future climate disasters. The risks of inaction are already evident, reported in the news daily, in floods, wildfires, droughts, and increasingly violent storm surges.

What can we do, as citizens, through our global, national, regional or local governments? And as individuals in our daily acts of energy consumption and our support for sustainable markets? In this course, you will explore your own opportunities to change the course of climate change, through awareness building, political action, community and individual initiatives. There is a growing network of scientists, social activists, business leaders, educators, students and concerned citizens at every level calling for action now, and we need to connect to all of our allies as we engage in this battle. We will explore actions large and small and engage in a global conversation, sharing local stories of how we have experienced or anticipated climate change, and how together we can begin to reverse the course of climate change, to save ourselves and our planet.

Who is this course for?

This course is appropriate for students in grades 9-12. The use of pathways in the course design will allow classes from a variety of disciplines to connect meaningfully to the program, including environmental sciences, global studies, government, economics, and clubs focused on policy and/or environmental sustainability.

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