Who are we?
Who are we?

GVSU Climate Change Education Solutions Network is a group of faculty, students, scientists, teachers, and community partners, passionate about student-centered  and solution-oriented  climate change education for all ages.

Our Vision
Our Vision

A world of thriving resilient communities, living in balance with nature and empowered by knowledge.

Our Mission
Our Mission

To provide a forum for dialogue, collaboration,  and sharing of ideas to support solution-oriented climate change education for all ages.


The Climate Change Education Solutions Network Goals:

Launched in May 2018 by a group of GVSU faculty, students, and staff and teachers from West Michigan schools, the Climate Change Education Solutions Network has several interrelated goals:

  • To promote collaboration among Michigan schools, colleges, and universities to provide excellent, solution-oriented place-based climate education to all students and our broader community.
  • To host an annual interdisciplinary Climate Change Education Solutions Summit on climate change education to strengthen dialogue and collaboration among the higher education and K-12 faculty.
  • To develop Michigan Resources for Climate and Land Cover Change (MiRCLE) for high/middle school students.
  • To host speaker series, classroom guest lectures, and virtual presentations on climate and environmental change.
  • To share scholarly data and educational resources, such as academic publications, climate data, presentations, visualization tools, and videos for classroom use.
  • To provide interdisciplinary resources for place-based hands-on curriculum for all grades, relevant for Michigan schools.
  • To share information via website and e-Newsletter about new educational materials, programs, resources, and opportunities for teachers and students, relate to climate and environment.

Based at Grand Valley State University, we focus primarily on collaboration with schools and community partners in West Michigan. However, our faculty and students are engaged in climate change education, research locally, nationally, and internationally through partnerships and collaborative projects.

The CCES Network is open to all organizations and individuals interested in climate change education.

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GVSU Climate Change Education Solutions Network and its annual Summit provide a forum for dialogue, collaboration, and sharing of ideas to offer solution-oriented climate change education for all ages.


Educate - Participate - Mitigate

Come learn about climate change from climate scientists, and then learn what you as a high school student or teacher can do about it. 
We are a group of juniors and seniors from the Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center, a school with a curriculum based around STEM studies. With information gleaned from classes based around biology and science, we have come to see some of the major effects of climate change. We are motivated to inform people about climate change, as well as to enact meaningful change in climate policy

Time & Location
Feb 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 PM EST
BCAMSC Webinar Links sent in Email on 2/18

About the Event
This event is about educating high school students about climate change, and how we can mitigate its effects.  Students will leave with concrete actions they can take to make a positive impact on the climate crisis. 


News

Global Change Week

Global Change Week

This is Global Change Week, tomorrow the annual Climate Change Education Solutions Summit to celebrate, reconnect, learn and share. GVSU Professor Elena Lioubimtseva with the details, virtually.

Oct 21, 2020

Our Powers Combined: A Climate Education Discussion with Dr. Elena Lioubimtseva

Our Powers Combined: A Climate Education Discussion with Dr. Elena Lioubimtseva

Making climate change understandable is not just a task for scientists. Elena sees the role of literature, art, communication studies, etc. as key to the interdisciplinary efforts that real understanding requires.

Mar 19, 2020

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Events

Teaching Climate Consequences with CLEAN: Motivate and Inspire, Don't Despair

March 4, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Karin Kirk, Geologist and Science writer, will talk to learners about how not to overwhelm ourselves and other students when discussing climate change. 

The UC Berkeley Understanding Global Change Project and CLEAN

March 9, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Jessica Bean will discuss how to combine science-based practice methods in the classroom. Her goals are to reduce human impact on the global environment. 

A Conversation with Naomi Klein

March 10, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the conversation with Naomi Klein to learn about the changes that must happen to determine a climate crisis solution.

Great Lakes Climate & Health Webinar Series: Agricultural Climate Impacts & Solutions

March 23, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The webinar discussion will review agricultural climate impacts and solutions. 

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