A message from Karena Mary Ruggiero, new Director of Education at Earth Day Network:
I am excited to introduce myself. My name is Karena and I am the new Director of Education at Earth Day Network! With monumental changes in education policy and global climate change legislation on the horizon, this is an incredible time to be working towards our common goal of environmental and climate literacy for all.
Earth Day Network’s 2nd Annual Climate Education Week starts on April 18th! Leading up to Earth Day, April 22nd, educators across the country will take the time to focus their classrooms and programmes on teaching students about the growing environmental concerns facing our world. The Climate Education Week Toolkit offers great classroom-ready, free lesson plans for grades K-4, 6-8, and 9-12. They focus on water issues, climate change, and this year’s Earth Day theme - trees! Please take a look at some of the great resources on the website.
In the following weeks, we will continue to add new resources including short videos and service learning projects, as well as more lesson plans.
Check back frequently, but start planning your Climate Education Week now!
I’d love to hear what you and your school or district are planning for Climate Education Week! Please email me about your plans at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you or your school are planning a tree planting, cleanup, festival, or a different Earth Day Event, be sure to register it online to get the word out to your community!
Karena Mary Ruggiero
Director of Education
Earth Day Network