The Educating for Environmental Change Summer Science Institute welcomed Indiana elementary and secondary-school teachers to the Indiana University-Bloomington campus to learn how to better educate young Hoosiers on climate-related issues.
“These are folks from all over Indiana who have given up a couple days of their summer to come and learn about what it would look like to teach climate change and climate science in their school classrooms,” said institute co-instructor Kirstin Milks, who teaches science at Bloomington High School South.
The Summer Science Institute was planned in partnership with the IU Research & Teaching Preserve, the IU Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology and IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute.
During the week, teachers attended presentations by IU environmental researchers, visited WonderLab, and conducted field work at the Morgan Monroe State Forest, Griffy Lake and Dunn Woods. The first day of both sessions started with a discussion about the signs of climate change and how to identify humans as a major cause.