NCSE's Branch discusses climate education in The New York Times

NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch discussed ways of supporting local schools in improving their coverage of climate change with the Climate Fwd: newsletter of The New York Times (September 2, 2020). He warned, "it's complicated," citing the decentralized nature of American public education, but offered a few suggestions. In the short term, he recommended supporting individual teachers  who, as a NCSE/Penn State survey revealed (PDF), are often not prepared to teach climate change effectively  by expressing encouragement and organizing "funding for climate-related professional development, instructional materials or field trips, possibly through a parent-teacher organization." In the long term, he recommended preparing to be involved in the next revision of state science standards, such as are underway now in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.

branch@ncse.ngo

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