Climate change impacts, adaptations and mitigation strategies will arguably be the greatest challenge facing Oregonians now and in the future. Oregon schools can help students with a localized curriculum to meet these challenges. SB 854 seeks to significantly expand and integrate climate change instruction across all K-12 core subject areas (language arts, sciences, mathematics, social studies, health, physical education and the arts). The multidisciplinary approach aims to help students make connections between the science of climate change and the ways in which it impacts all facets of life. It was entirely written by Oregon educators and students, and now will go through an amendment process before the Senate makes a vote. Link to Draft of SB 854
In this session, Sarah Ruggiero Kirby, Secondary Science TOSA/Outdoor School Coordinator, and Tana Shepard, TOSA for Climate, Energy, and Conservation in the Eugene 4J SD and members in the Oregon Educators for Climate Education (OECE) will share resources, explain ways to get involved, and answer questions about SB 854 and climate change education. For specific information about this event, please contact Sarah Ruggiero Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org
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