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

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

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 Virtual Climate Change Education Lab relevant 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.

Climate Change Education Solutions Summit 2019

Climate Change Education Solutions Summit 2019

One of our goals as a network is 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."

This past June the CCESN successfully held the 2019 CCESS with inspiring key note speakers from around the country, engaging workshops, and full attendance. Watch the video to the left for more insights on the event. 


Events

Earth Education for Sustainable Societies

October 14, 2019 All Day

Location: Carleton College, Northfield, MN Application deadline:  August 5, 2019 About:  This workshop is an opportunity for thought leaders to come together and identify...

Earth Education for Sustainable Societies

October 15, 2019 All Day

Location: Carleton College, Northfield, MN Application deadline:  August 5, 2019 About:  This workshop is an opportunity for thought leaders to come together and identify...

Earth Education for Sustainable Societies

October 16, 2019 All Day

Location: Carleton College, Northfield, MN Application deadline:  August 5, 2019 About:  This workshop is an opportunity for thought leaders to come together and identify...

From Local to Global: Satellites, Citizen Science, Stewardship and you!

November 7, 2019 All Day

Join the NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project, NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and the Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) for a two day workshop highlighting...

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News

WZZM13 - Experts predict significantly more rain and snow in Michigan during spring and winter seasons.

June 13, 2019

"There is a very steady trend of increased precipitation in Michigan, particularly west Michigan and this is clearly linked to climate change," Lioubimtseva said.

WWMT 3 - Michigan educators hold climate change summit

June 12, 2019

Educators across the state are getting a chance to learn more about the impact of climate change Wednesday, June 12.

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