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 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.

During the 2019–2020 school year, The CLEO Institute provided over 35 climate presentations across 10 schools. Through these presentations, over 1,000 students were trained in the science, impacts, and solutions of the climate crisis. Help us educate more students! Request a climate training for your school or donate to our efforts today.

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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.

This year, we trained over 100 teachers across Miami-Dade County. We also partnered with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System, the 4th largest school district in the United States, to incorporate climate across the curriculum to their STEAM schools. For Earth Week, CLEO hosted three online climate trainings for MDCPS students, reaching nearly 200 students.

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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

Middle and 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.

For the 2019–2020 school year, The CLEO Institute launched CLIP in 7 schools with over 50 students that can now lead peer-to-peer climate presentations.

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