OVERVIEW

CLIMATE RESILIENT SCHOOLS

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 benefit teachers and students alike while building community resilience.

PROGRAMS

SYNOPSIS

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 base-line climate training to students in middle and high schools from science classes to coding and art programs.

AUDIENCE

Public middle and high schools within Florida.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Base-line knowledge of the science and impacts.
  • Solutions to become part of the solution.
  • Explore ideas on green careers.

WHY IT MATTERS

  • Florida is ground zero for climate impacts. Climate education in our school system is therefore integral to our long-term resilience.
  • Students will be better prepared to deal with the climate crisis.
  • Students can advocate for mitigation and adaptation policies at a local and state level.

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SYNOPSIS

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.

AUDIENCE

Teachers from K-12 grades.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Professional development training on climate change.
  • Tools to incorporate climate change in your curriculum.
  • Quarterly newsletter providing you with recent climate science, news, teaching resources, events, and more.

WHY IT MATTERS

  • Increase climate literacy for teachers and students.
  • Connect the dots on various climate concepts and generate innovative environmental solutions through a large network of educators.
  • Give students hope when teaching about the climate crisis to encourage conversation and advocacy, as well as opening them up to new green career ideas that will benefit them in the future.

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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 Schools System, the 4th largest school district in the United States, incorporating climate across the curriculum to their STEAM schools. Each year from Earth Week, we also host three online climate trainings for teachers & students to amplify climate literacy in the classrooms!

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SYNOPSIS

Founded by Nicole Gazo, a student at Miami Palmetto Senior High School, CLIP is an after-school program that helps students become certified climate speakers. Students can then provide peer-to-peer lectures inside their school, as well as parent lectures, and execute a school-wide public service campaign around climate issues they care about.

AUDIENCE

High school students (A teacher sponsor is needed to start a CLIP in your school).

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Climate 101 lectures.
  • Climate Speakers Network training to sharpen your communication and leadership skills.
  • Training and materials to provide peer-to-peer climate presentations.
  • Develop a public service announcement (PSA) campaign that promotes civic engagement.

WHY IT MATTERS

  • Florida is ground zero for climate impacts and therefore climate education in our school system is integral to our long-term resilience.
  • Students will be better prepared to deal with the climate crisis.
  • Students can advocate for mitigation and adaptation policies at a local and state level.

JOIN US NOW!

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