In collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric and Coastal Roots Farm, the Climate Science Alliance was excited to invite educators to learn about the newest of the Climate Kids Traveling Trunks - Climate Science and Food Systems - through our first virtual educator training. Check out the recording here if you missed it!
In the spirit of adaptation, the Climate Science Alliance was excited for the opportunity to test out a new strategy for delivering our educator trainings. In collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric and Coastal Roots Farm, the Alliance invited educators to learn about the newest of the Climate Kids Traveling Trunks - Climate Science and Food Systems - through our first virtual training.
The training covered everything from the Climate Kids Climate Primer, our newest Food Systems Module, and online resources we have created to support students in the classroom and at home. Our partners at Coastal Roots Farm also joined us and gave educators a sampler of the on-the-farm, hands on experiences they provide for K-12 students in our region and how we will be partnering to integrate climate science into their Farm Lab offerings.
Thank you to the more than 40 educators from several states that joined us! Due to the success of this offering, we look forward to building additional capacity for our programs and continuing to support educators in the future through online content with the hope that we can expand Climate Kids throughout our region and beyond.
Climate Science + Food Systems Traveling Trunk Training
About the Trunk:
The Climate Science and Food Systems trunk is designed to help students gain a better understanding of how climate change is impacting the food system on a regional level, how climate-smart agricultural practices can help offset the impacts of climate change, and the role we play at the intersection of climate, food, and agriculture. The hands-on science activities, storytelling, and art materials in this trunk specifically target K-12 grade students based on Next Generation Science Standards. This trunk brings to life the importance of the carbon cycle and photosynthesis, helps students investigate the role climate change plays in plant cultivation, and better understand the suite of climate-smart agricultural practices that help sequester carbon in the soil and offset the impacts of climate change. Lastly, with this program students work to develop their own solutions to help reduce impacts of climate change in our community and help support a thriving food system.
To learn more about the Climate Kids program and our traveling trunks, please visit: www.climatekids.org