Sunday, August 9, 2009

4th Annual Summer Institute on Climate Change 2009

Posted by Kirk
Hey Twin Cities. Has the hot muggy weather got you thinking about climate change? If you're interested in climate change be sure to check out the Will Steger Foundation's 4th Annual Summer Institute on Climate Change, this year featuring Will Steger and author Bill McKibben. It will be at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Campus on Wednesday August 19th, 8:30-4:30 pm.

You can register online at Go to

Here's the official message about the event from the organizers:

  • The 2009 Summer Institute invites YOU to join us in-person, or by webinar, for a full day of interactive exploration of international climate solutions and related curriculum.

  • The 2009 Institute will focus on the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen and unveil a brand new curriculum on international climate solutions for grades 9-12.

  • Visit to learn more about the 2009 Summer Institute and how to register. 

  • Expedition Copenhagen 2009 – Citizen Climate Curriculum

    Follow along with polar explorer Will Steger as he and a group of young people embark on Expedition Copenhagen, a mission to bring the youth voice to the international climate negotiations in December. First give your students the basic knowledge they need to follow the news coverage of the climate negotiations and the skills they need to make their opinions heard. Then send your students’ statements to the youth delegates headed to Copenhagen and follow the Youth Delegation’s multimedia blogs. Download free standards-linked high school lesson plans from the Will Steger Foundation. These lesson plans build on the Will Steger Foundation’s original six lesson plans on the basics of global warming. The new lessons cover the carbon cycle, target levels for atmospheric levels of greenhouse gasses, cap and trade, carbon tax, new technologies, concerns of developed and developing countries, and how to formulate position statements. Lessons are free and available at in June 2009.
    Attached is an informational flyer and application you can mail in, as well.

  • ~Kirk