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We are so glad you are here and that you are willing to teach your students (or your own children) about climate change.
We know this can feel like an overwhelming topic but we've found that the reality of teaching kids about climate change is far easier than we thought it would be. Our hope is that this website offers you plenty of tried and true resources but if you don't feel quite ready to dive in, we recommend these articles:
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The team has created numerous next level projects as part of our work to inspire and empower young people through climate literacy education. Contact us if you’d like to learn more about:
This immersive camp experience provides the opportunity for young people, ages 5 on up, to dig deep on climate change and climate solutions. This collaboration between Earth Charter Indiana and HEART features a mix of science, art, nature connection, service-learning and civic action. The emphasis is on systems thinking, circular-economy action, that inspires personal behavioral changes along with civic engagement activity such as creating policy initiatives.
A partnership between Earth Charter Indiana and Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability, the Indianapolis Thriving Schools Challenge is a green schools certification program for k-12 schools in Marion County. Schools may reach certification either by starting new projects or demonstrating their existing initiatives. Project funding is available to schools in need of financial support, maximizing the opportunity for all schools in our community to participate. Selected schools are eligible for up to $5,000 in funding to implement up to 3 new projects, as well as to improve upon or expand existing projects. The dedicated teachers and staff who champion the implementation of new projects at selected schools receive a stipend of up to $1,000.
Partners Earth Charter Indiana and Indiana State Museum showcase sustainability solutions by youth, k-12, at an annual showcase in the spring at the Indiana State Museum. Students submit science challenge projects on a range of topics including renewable energy, plastic waste, zero food waste, eco-friendly products, air quality, sustainable agriculture, climate change and others. Judges include engineers, architects, scientists and policy experts.