Members of the Climate Science Alliance Team were recently in attendance at the Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Summit spearheaded by a partnership of the University of California and California State University. This consortium of key stakeholders supports the urgent need to advance K-12 environmental and climate change literacy across the State of California.
Now more than ever, climate change is an urgent issue that must be addressed. Education must be part of the solution. With that in mind, the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems are partnering with key stakeholders to support the urgent need to advance PK–12 environmental and climate change literacy by focusing on the preparation of current and future teachers to respond to these urgent issues.
The Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit (ECCLPS, pronounced "eclipse") is a collaborative effort helping to make this work possible with the goal to: Educate 500,000 graduating high school students per year in California to become literate in environmental and climate change issues and solutions.
The Climate Science Alliance joined the ECCLPS team at their 2019 Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Summit to contribute to the conversation of how we can support youth climate education in our communities. During the Summit the ECCLPS team released their comprehensive report and strategic strategy entitled, “Achieving Climate Stability and Environmental Education.”
This Report was written by faculty and administrative leaders of education from the University of California and California State University systems in partnership with key stakeholders to support the urgent need to advance pre-kindergarten to high school environmental and climate change literacy.
The Alliance was excited to be apart of this dialogue and help work to shape the future of climate education in our region and beyond.
For more information on ECCLPS and their initiatives, please visit here.