Many adults were educated before much was known about climate change, and may be confused by the misinformation propagated by self-interested industries and politicians. Healthy Climate Communities is working to make sure the next generation will have an age-appropriate understanding of Climate Change and what they can do about it.
Kailua Schools have been offered three workshops, adapted to the grade/s chosen by the school.
- Causes and consequences of climate change
- Land use change, climate change and the impact on native species.
- Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint (game)
The workshops are interactive using games, role play and coloring to teach the concepts in an age-appropriate way. The curriculum and materials were generated in-house and have a local focus where possible.
Field Trips to Hamakua Marsh
Place-based education at the marsh on the native birds and plants is tied in to workshop themes and includes a service component.
Talks on Climate Change and the project have been given to High Schools, parent groups, clubs and other organizations upon request.
As a member of the Windward Climate Change Hui, Lisa was a co-organizer of a symposium almost 200 people in attendance, 6 speakers and 10 different groups with work related to climate change hosting booths. Video links to the talks and other useful information is available here.