Climate literacy in K-12 – its going to take a system

In a recent key note delivered to a group of 60 high school teachers as part of the Inspiring Climate Action in BC Secondary Schools, Brentwood Bay, I called for a systems approach to increasing climate education in K-12. Supporting youth to be climate action leaders is one of the best opportunities we have for increasing the likelihood or realizing the transformative changes we need to make in order to address global boiling and climate equity. Climate education in K-12 education is a critical component of improving not only climate literacy but also climate action leadership. And yet climate education has not yet been prioritized in our school systems. When it happens at all, it is typically led by one passionate individual. But what we need is a system wide approach that prioritizes and resources climate education throughout the K-12 system.