Professional Learning on the Go: Climate Change in Newfoundland and Labrador
Listen to the Teaching Climate Change podcast series to support your plans to teach climate change to kids and teens. Teaching about climate change in the classroom can empower students through hands-on, inquiry-based learning, and can serve the development of deep learning initiatives in your school. This two-part podcast series was developed specifically for educators, traditional knowledge holders, and youth leaders in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Part 1: Climate Change in Newfoundland Labrador
Teaching Climate Change: Part 1 explains climate change in Newfoundland and Labrador. Hear from climate change experts, Indigenous leaders, community members and youth. This episode offers educators foundational knowledge to feel comfortable discussing current, relevant data and issues related to climate change.
Part 2: Climate Change in the Classroom
Teaching Climate Change: Part 2 offers practical information to implement climate change education in your classroom. Topics discussed include: creating cross-curriculum learning opportunities; student-focused learning; empowering youth; youth climate action; climate justice; climate refugees; and the concept of ecological grief.
Beyond the Documentary: Climate Change Science, Action and Events
As a province, our awareness of climate change impacts and solutions is ever-developing. In the intervening months since the interviews were recorded and collated in 2020 for this audio documentary, there have been international, federal, and local developments that are worth noting, as educators, and as community members.
The Teaching Climate Change podcast was produced by Laura Temple and Andrea McGuire. Sound design and editing by Andrea McGuire. This series uses royalty free music and Creative Commons licensed samples hosted on Freesound.org. Thanks to Tim Kahn, ShadyDave, FoolBoyMedia, Vagaar, Lilo Sound, Dobroide, Erokia and Setuniman for sharing your sounds and music.
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) provides climate change education programming to classrooms and youth serving organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador; funding for youth-led climate action projects; and professional learning resources on climate change. Our goal is to foster awareness of climate change science, impacts and solutions in communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.
CCNL's climate education programming is supported by Environment and Climate Change Canada, Environment and Climate Change Newfoundland and Labrador, the Climate Change Education Centre, and the Youth Climate Action Now (YouCAN/TuPEUX) Atlantic partnership.