Using trees to inspire climate education and action in schools

Trees and forests are one of the most efficient ways of absorbing capturing carbon from our atmosphere. Jenn Brookbanks discusses how we can use trees as part of lessons on tackling climate change

With COP26 making headlines, we’ve been hearing from an increasing number of teachers that their classes are feeling anxious about the future. How do you enable students to understand the urgency of the climate emergency, while harnessing their interest into positive action?

This article explores ways to inspire students today, to help make a difference in the future.

Local impact

Students are eager to know more, understand more, and take action. The challenge is turning this energy into practical explorations and curriculum-linked activity.

Your first step? Cut through the noise and put into perspective the global aspects of a changing climate versus local ones. Tackling climate conversations from a personal perspective can make ideas and concepts easier to grasp.

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