Summer Environmental Education Academy announced

Connecticut educators are invited to participate in Climate Action for Classrooms, a virtual series of free workshops from July 14-16 using interactive materials and small group projects. The format will demonstrate the use of these materials with students in a classroom setting and provide for distance learning integration.

To meet changing health directives this workshop will be offered electronically from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A flier for the Summer Environmental Education Academy can be found here.

This three-day professional development series is designed for education professionals in grades 4-16. It will focus on bringing understanding of climate change action to students through interactive model simulation using the EN-ROADS Simulator from MIT.

The training will provide educators with integration of environmental resources into curriculum.  Participants will:

  • Receive a $100 stipend for your participation
  • Run climate action policy simulations for application with students.
  • Work with state scientists to understand local climate actions
  • Introduction to participation in the Climate Youth Summit for 2021
  • Support NGSS applications to weather, climate and system understanding for data use, argumentation and presentation aspects.
  • Obtain a library of resources to support your curriculum, including new climate materials & lessons

This series is open to all educators in the state of Connecticut.  Registration is required and can be completed electronically using this link. The deadline for registration is June 30. For more information or to answer any questions please contact any of these state coordinators:

  • Susan Quincy:
  • Susan Robinson:
  • Beth Bernard:
  • Kristen Bellantuono:

The workshop is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; the Connecticut Forest and Park Association; the Connecticut Department of Education; Project Wild; Project WET; Connecticut Sea Grant; and EN-ROADS.