Huliau Climate Literacy Project
The Huliau Climate Literacy Project is our newest program launched in fall 2017! The mission of the project is to work with science teachers in grades 7-12 to integrate hands-on climate literacy activities into their curriculum in alignment with Next Generation Science Standards. This includes classroom visits, hands-on activities, field trips with community partners, and an online climate change curriculum library for teachers (coming in fall 2018). The ultimate goal of the program is to build climate literacy in our community by supporting teachers in teaching about climate change and encouraging constructive dialogue on campus and at home.
Our fall 2017 pilot program served 143 8th grade Earth Science students at Kalama Intermediate through a series of 4 classroom visits and a quarter-long curriculum plan written in collaboration with their teacher. Students learned about the global carbon cycle, Earth’s climate systems and local impacts of climate change. They also explored solutions and strategies for resiliency and adaptation. After the program, students showed an over 40% average increase in test scores on our climate literacy test! In spring 2018 we will be working 150 more 8th grade students and a different teacher. In the 2018-19 school year, we plan to open the program to other teachers and grade levels. Teachers can use the button above to request a classroom visit.