Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Easy-to-Use Climate Change Action Projects for K-12 Students


Easy-to-Use Climate Change Action Projects for K-12 Students


Facing the Future ( is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive service learning resource for taking action on climate change. The Climate Change Action Project Database includes more than 25 ready-to-use action projects that will prepare students to understand and resolve one of the greatest interconnected issues facing their future – climate change. This new online database of provides educators and students with:


·         Meaningful service learning projects to fulfill graduation requirements

·         Ideas for transforming classroom learning on climate change into action

·         All the project information and contacts needed to get started

·         Opportunities to take part in real-world solutions for climate change

·         Options for projects that take place both on and off school grounds


The database contains service learning projects supported by existing Facing the Future curriculum. Climate change action projects are provided that benefit both local (Washington State and Greater Seattle/King County) and global (United States and worldwide) communities. Each project is presented with an overview, an explanation of how you can take action, links to appropriate climate change organizations, and connections to Facing the Future lessons.


Thanks to funding from the McKibben Merner Family Foundation, this database of more than 25 ready-to-use service learning projects is accessible FREE at


The Climate Change Action Project Database complements and is supported by Facing the Future’s climate change curriculum, Climate Change: Connections and Solutions. These 2-week curriculum units, one for middle and one for high school, encourage students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Lessons are aligned with national science and social studies standards and may be used in other classes as well. Lessons and supporting materials were reviewed and tested by educators, students, and climate change experts. This curriculum, valued at $24.95, is available FREE at thanks to support from the Hewlett-Packard Company.


Facing the Future staff is available to come to your school or district to provide a workshop on service learning and climate change. Click here for more information. For questions or comments, contact Kim Rakow Bernier at or (206) 264-1503.



Facing the Future
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and motivating today’s students to be responsible stewards of tomorrow’s world. We develop and deliver standards-based hands-on lessons, student textbooks, curriculum units and professional development opportunities for educators that promote critical thinking on global issues, sustainability and positive solutions. Facing the Future curriculum is in use in all 50 U.S. states and over 85 countries by teachers and students in grades K-12, in undergraduate and graduate classes, and across multiple subject areas. For more information, visit


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