Climate Change Experts
Experts are essential to student success in Climate Change Where I Live. Whether national or local experts, they make learning authentic and relevant. They present to classes, sparking classes to understand how climate change is affecting them locally, and, providing data, information and reports that enable students to conduct local inquiries. They dialogue with students in virtual seminars, helping students to push their thinking and focus their actions. They are professors, government scientists, general managers of conservation authorities, staff of municipalities, and experts with national agencies. Connecting students with those whose day job it is to address climate change engages students in solutions and fosters hope. Experts are one-half of building school-community capacity to address climate change, starting with where we live.
A testament to the power of CCWIL is when our CCWIL experts comment on the new information and the new perspectives that students bring to them — and they do often!