Build your skills for teaching climate solutions
This online course introduces educators to core concepts in teaching high school STEM classes about climate-smart agriculture – a vital topic of study in any 21st Century classroom. Lessons included in the course guide educators in teaching about both the problems and solutions related to climate change and agriculture.
- Lesson one explores problem-based learning by reviewing the role industrial agriculture plays in accelerating climate change.
- Lesson two covers a promising natural climate solution known as agroforestry, a sustainable farming practice that integrates trees into food and farming systems.
- Lesson three guides educators in creating place-based learning projects that invite students to try agroforestry practices in a local landscape.
Content in this course aligns to Next Generation Science Standards for 9-12 grades including Earth & Human Activity, Ecosystems, and Engineering Design.