Engaging Young People Around Climate Change

Thank you card from a Williamsburg 5th grader to the instructor, CJ Lammers.

If you want to learn more about how to bring climate-based science to your school’s landscape, through hands-on, climate-based activities, please consider attending: Engaging Young People Around Climate Change. This professional training empowers teachers to explore the themes of Trees, Water, Soils to engage students throughout a cross curricular 12-week lesson plan.

The Engaging Young People workshop provides participants with an introduction to the 12-week Climate Change in the Classroom (C3) program and the three themes of Trees, Water, and Soils. Full implementation of the C3 Program results in a landscape assessment report that contains actionable strategies for making a site more climate resilient, however, participants can implement portions of the overall program as well.

Take-aways include: a 12-week flexible, climate-based lesson plan; instructions for and experience in six hands-on units (two in each theme); and the confidence to implement them at your school. Hands-on exercises will be conducted outside, on-site. Discussions and introductions to the materials will be indoors. 15 PDPs available via self-reporting. The materials are ideal for grades 5 and 6, however, the exercises can be conducted at all skill levels. No prior science background is required for teachers or students. Cross-curricular concepts will be discussed throughout.

Dates: May 12 and 13, 2023 at Berkshire Community College
Instructor: CJ Lammers teaches environmental planning at the Conway School and sustainable landscape design at George Washington University
Max Number of Participants: 15
Cost:$395 per participant; Scholarships are available for teachers from Berkshire County, MA and Columbia County, NY. Use the “scholarship ticket” to register for $50.
Registration is OPEN till May 10