NCSE's #ClimateEdNow campaign, intended to draw attention to the critical importance of teaching climate change in our nation's schools, culminated on Earth Day — April 22, 2022.
As part of the campaign, NCSE asked scientists, educators, authors, and science fans to write brief essays about the critical importance of honest, effective, and immediate climate change education.
Posted initially were contributions by:
to which were added contributions by:
- novelist Lydia Millet
- Kelley T. Le, the author of Teaching Climate Change for Grades 6-12
- Greg Simons, a science teacher in Minnesota
- Lindsay Kirkland of Climate Generation
- K. C. Busch, a science education professor at North Carolina State
- Susan Holveck of the Portland, Oregon, Public Schools
- Steve Rissing, an emeritus professor of biology at the Ohio State University
- Ric Galvan, a Texas college student and advocate with Texas Rising
- Eric J. Pyle, president of the National Science Teaching Association
- Susan Joy Hassol, the director of Climate Communication
- the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
- Jaclyn Reeves-Pepin and Tara Jo Holmberg of the National Association of Biology Teachers
- Cari Herndon, a Curriculum Specialist with NCSE's Supporting Teachers program
- Lin Andrews, NCSE's Director of Teacher Support
- U.S. Representative Sean Casten (in a video)
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These wide-ranging, thoughtful, and heartfelt essays on the importance of teaching climate change will give you plenty of inspiration in the 365 days until the next Earth Day — April 22, 2023.