Our youth will inherit the consequences of our actions. By helping them understand the science, impacts, and solutions, they are better prepared to deal with the climate crisis and advocate for mitigation and adaptation policies at a local and state level. Incorporating climate literacy into schools benefits teachers and students alike while building community resilience (scroll down to learn more).
CLEO supports youth climate literacy through a variety of school initiatives. As an official partner of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools STEAM program, we provide our baseline climate training to students in middle and high schools, from science classes to social studies and art programs.
Middle and high schools within Florida
The CLEO Institute provides a professional development workshop for teachers that helps them discover innovative ways to include climate change education in their curriculum. This training allows educators to create more robust lesson plans. We also publish a quarterly newsletter that offers teachers additional resources, materials, and ideas to use in their classrooms.
Teachers from grades K-12
In 2020, we trained over 250 teachers across Florida. We also had teachers participate in our teacher workshops from all over the world. CLEO is a proud partner of the Miami-Dade County Public School system, the 4th largest school district in the United States, incorporating climate across the curriculum in their STEAM schools. Each year during Earth Week, we also host three online climate trainings for teachers & students to amplify climate literacy in the classrooms!