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Becoming a Climate Change Educator in Every Discipline
Western Colorado University
Teacher Institute

Every June, educators from across Colorado and the broader Rocky Mountain Region come together at Western Colorado University for the Teacher Institute. Sarah Johnson, of Wild Rose Education has been teaching graduate courses each summer since 2017. We’d love for you to join us this year!  


Continue your journey of becoming a climate change educator by pairing concrete planetary systems and causes of climate change with the human elements: personal experiences, storytelling, and collective action.


Education is a climate change solution: you are teaching students to make choices for a just and sustainable world. Climate change is a people issue. If it was only a science issue it would have been solved over 30 years ago.


Participants will explore, draft, and articulate their own climate story; review and better understand climate change science; explore climate justice; and experience effective climate change teaching and learning strategies.


Using resources including the new Climate Literacy Principles, NAAEE Educating for Just Climate Action: Guidelines for Excellence, Climate Generation, Rethinking Schools, UNESCO, CLEAN Network, Climate Mental Health Network, and Colorado specific data you will expand your skills, perspectives, and understandings of how to integrate climate change into your teaching.

Here are the details: 

  • When: Monday - Wednesday June 10-12, 2024; 8am-6pm each day

  • Where: Western Colorado University, Gunnison Colorado

  • Who: Educators seeking graduate credit

  • Earn 2 graduate credits at a 40% discount of typical tuition

  • On campus housing available 

  • Register and all the details here

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