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 coding 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!
The GenCLEO Chapters (GCC) train Florida youth activists to take action against the climate crisis. Since the program was restructured in 2019, 17 schools have enrolled in GCC; 150 students have been certified to become climate speakers for their schools; and 90 peer-to-peer presentations have been given by GCC members, teaching over 1,500 student peers about the climate crisis.
Florida High School Students in Miami-Dade and Broward County (A teacher is needed to sponsor a GCC in the school).
Florida is ground zero for climate change impacts, therefore climate education in our school system is integral to our long-term resilience.
Schools can be powerful agents of change for our communities.
Students will be better prepared to deal with the climate crisis.
Students advocate for mitigation and adaptation policies at a local and state level.
The GenCLEO Chapters (GCC) serve as an after-school program that help students increase climate literacy, awareness, and advocacy on high school and college campuses. Students begin by certifying as CLEO Climate Speakers, which gives them the training and credibility needed to educate their classmates and members of the community. Following this training, students provide peer-to-peer lectures about climate change in their schools and to their families. As a group, these students also engage in additional education and advocacy opportunities throughout the school year such as Earth Month campaigns, climate video competitions, and youth summits. This empowers students to create a real impact in their schools and communities, transforming them from learners to change makers.
Join the CLEO Speakers Network Summer Course.
Learn about the latest updates on climate science and solutions.
Connect the dots on the impact of individual lifestyle/behavior changes and the importance of civic participation.
Gain communication skills and engagement strategies.
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Join the Climate and Food Policy Summer Course led by The CLEO Institute and learn how to support a sustainable and fair food system.
Agricultural Systems and Possible Solutions
Production to Consumption
Global Food Systems
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