How can learning about climate change in schools or online classes impact the quality of education that students are receiving through their curriculum?

“Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can ‘solve the climate crisis’. But the climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.”

― Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

What You Need To Know

Because of the rise in conflict with the increase of climate change, the impact on education and improving education in different countries has been slow. Many countries are finding new innovative ways to provide education for kids in rural countries that have been heavily impacted by weather crises where many schools had been destroyed or damaged by the weather. By providing kids in these countries they can receive education in a tight situation rather than missing out on vital education that everyone gets worldwide.

My Response: What can we do?

Many young individuals around the world are curious about learning about climate change which can be solved many different ways. As COVID-19 has us confined in our homes, the abilities to learn more about our world broadens

1.  Research or learn online

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In the modern world, we are lucky to have technology around the world and one of the solutions is to learn online. As we step further into COVID-19, using our computers and devices to research more about  climate change and how extreme weather and conditions are affecting not just developing countries’ economy and living situations, but their children’s educations.
Taking  part in an online class whether for free or through your school stretches the amount of knowledge you can gain. Discovering the different situations around the world through websites, the news, articles, and consulting one another on the topics of climate change.

2. Physical paper and communication

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While we sit at home, we may have resources online to help our day to day learning, however, it is important to take breaks from using technology, so, here are some great recommendations of learning about the world and education and climate change all through paper. Energy and Civilization: A History by Vaclav Smil is a terrific book to read about the history of energy, politics, the environment, etc.
Reading is a big aspect to learning, however, communicating with another, perhaps your family member, helps with developing your climate change knowledge. Whether it is talking to an adult or another of similar age, talking about climate change can benefit growth in what you think about of the world and how you can apply your future actions into these discoveries.

How will you help?

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I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below or by email! Please check out my blog, where I am posting about my Project, Project Marigold for anyone to be able to read freely and comment freely. Climate change is a tough topic to discuss but by being educated in it and to slowly learn about it, we can understand what Mother Earth is going through.
Please comment some things that perhaps you wish your school taught about climate change and if you agree that climate change should be taught in schools as well as some impacts within your life that shows the evidence of climate change. I’m eager to hear your thoughts and knowledge!

All About Project Marigold

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Project Marigold is a section of my blog that I am working on in order to help share out information to the outside world as we slip deeper into the hands of COVID-19. As I start to update Project Marigold, we can help each other by giving thoughts and comments on my posts and even share it through social media.
With recent spikes in internet and technology usage, this means less access to physical copies to fully educate and learn more on climate change, I’m hoping to push my blog into a more user friendly blog where many of people, including you, can read more and comment more on your thoughts on climate change. It could also provide thoughts and comments for education as well as helping schools around the world to add climate change to their curriculum with your help and how you feel about schools adding such units or projects.

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  1. April 23, 2020 by Ale Cantu

    I am very proud of your for creating Project Marigold! 🙂

  2. April 25, 2020 by Siya Anish

    I really like the fact that you created Project Marigold, and the overall idea behind the organization is amazing. I like how you integrated your experience with GOA into one of your solutions and your other solution was one that would work for a large number of people around the world. In addition, to your entire conference page I really like the blog you create as it clearly shows the different aspects and different stages of your project, in one space.

  3. April 25, 2020 by Tina Bessias

    Veronica, it’s great to see a student really thinking about what education should be. I hope you carry on with Project Marigold!

  4. April 25, 2020 by Sriya Venepally

    I think this is such an amazing idea as it’s really important to our society. I am so amazed with how quickly you were able to develop Project Marigold, and I’m sure it will continue to be just as amazing and insightful as it is now.

  5. April 25, 2020 by Stuti Sinha

    This is so cool, Veronica! I strongly believe that all children should be taught about climate change and it’s effects in a factual and unbiased manner. It is important that students are able to reach accurate information, and use it to create their own judgements. I can see that Project Marigold does exactly that, helping to bridge the gap between honest data on this issue and the students it would not reach otherwise. Thank you for this.

  6. April 26, 2020 by Michelle Yan

    This is really great Veronica! We really should be thinking about education for climate change. I really hope that Project Marigold can be widely shared throughout the community so that we as future generations can reach facts and actually use it to fight climate crisis.

  7. April 26, 2020 by Barbara Procida

    Veronica, I am most impressed by your Project. Reading your blog postings are informative and bring climate change to the forefront . Your work can be an inspiration to our younger generation as they will need to be aware of how to help . As your second grade teacher I am so very proud to see the work that you are doing. You are an inspiration.

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