#1 – The Current State of Climate Education

In our first episode, we dive into the current state of climate change education in Canada. Are Canadian students learning enough about climate change to become informed voters who will be resilient to the changes we can anticipate and the ones we can’t? Spoiler alert: not yet! We hear from a range of guests who help illustrate what kids are learning, and more importantly, what’s missing. No matter what your role is in the education system, join us and get ready to become a climate change educator!

Thank you to our guests this week:

Dr. Simon Donner, University of British Columbia
Twitter | Website

Dr. Ellen Field, Lakehead University
Twitter | LinkedIn | Climate Change Education Canada Facebook Group for educators and researchers

Climate Education Reform BC — Reform to Transform
Featuring: Hannah Wicki, Naomi Leung, Kimberly Chan and Matthew Huang
Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website | Toolkit for Action | Linktree

Here are some of the resources mentioned in this episode:

Canada, Climate Change and Education: Opportunities for Public and Formal Education – The nationwide survey conducted by Dr. Ellen Field and Learning for A Sustainable Future studying current climate change education in Canada.

Learning for a Sustainable Future – A Canadian non-profit that was created to integrate sustainability education into Canada’s education system.

Audio clips used in this episode from the following sources:

Greta Thunberg speech – UN COP24
UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for global action on climate change
Climate Strike Vancouver
Climate Change Protest | Burnaby Oil Tank Farm

The title of this podcast was inspired by Sandy and Nora Talk Politics – check them out!