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.


News

Global Change Week

October 21, 2020

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.

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

March 19, 2020

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.

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Events

Smithsonian Offers New Climate Change Communication Online Course

December 31, 2020 All Day

This course will provide participants with information about drivers, impacts, and solutions of climate change, and introduce strategies for talking about climate change in informal education environments....

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