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.
NGSS Curriculum - NEW!
NGSS grade-level Performance Standards met with a Hawaii focus, and direct connections to Nā Hopena A’o and English and Math Standards. All materials provided. Free. Please let us know if you woud like to use it - we can support you.
- 5th grade unit on earth systems. Hawai’i materials include GIS maps, illustrations, real data from State to watershed level, and design task with native trees.
- Middle School Unit (6th for integrated; 8th for disciplinary) on climate change. Includes experiment, learning about graphs, and design task with school-based activities.
- High School biology unit - under construction!
Schools on Oahu can sign up for 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.