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Climate Change Education: Bridging learning to know and learning to do

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy’s education program shares and implements a model of climate change education that strives to bridge “learning to know” and “learning to do” (Vaughter, 2016). In this presentation Kristen Poppleton, Climate Generation's Education Director will share their model of professional and curriculum development as well as free resources for bringing climate change into your educational setting.

Kristen Poppleton
Kristen Poppleton

Kristen Poppleton is Director of Education at Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. Climate Generation is a Minnesota based non-profit focused on educating and empowering people to engage in solutions to climate change. In her role she provides a vision for the education program and collaborates with local, national and international partners on curriculum development, professional development for educators and other resources focused on climate literacy. In addition to her work with Climate Generation has taught a graduate course Overcoming Climate Misconceptions at Hamline University, served as a curator of NGSS resources for the National Science Teacher’s Association and is an active member of the CLEAN network. Kristen was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment acting as an advisor to NOAA on sustained climate assessment activities and products, including engagement of stakeholders. Kristen holds a BA in Biology and Hispanic Studies from St. Olaf College, a MEd in Environmental Education from University of Minnesota, Duluth and a MS in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.