Education Now | How We Talk About Climate Change with Kids
The results of a new survey from the Aspen Institute suggest that concerns for children could unify and inspire more Americans to confront the climate crisis. But for many parents and caregivers, talking about climate change with children — especially if they themselves are anxious about it — is a challenge. We’ll offer strategies for how adults can be thinking and talking about climate, and we’ll look at how children’s media landscape is reflecting climate issues and what we can learn from young people and their mobilization on this issue.
• Anya Kamenetz, author and journalist; Senior Advisor, Aspen Institute, “This Is Planet Ed”
• Azucena “Zuzu” Qadeer, a student at Beacon High School, NYC and organizer with TREEage
Host: Laura Schifter, Lecturer on Education, HGSE; Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute, “This Is Planet Ed”
Education Now is an HGSE webinar series that responds to the dramatic changes in the field of education in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our episodes provide insights and strategies to shape equitable new approaches to challenges across the education landscape.
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