How to talk to kids about climate and the environment

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker

Dr Heidi Edmonds

How to talk to kids about climate and the environment

2 PM Saturday, 9 June 2018 on ZOOM

2 pm NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS, QLD | 1.30 pm SA, NT | 12 noon WA

According to Michelle Nijhuis in The Atlantic, a lot of climate-change education materials for children “focus on how to explain climate change” but rarely focus on “when and why teachers ought to discuss climate change in class”…

Slides here

In this presentation Heidi Edmonds will talk about age appropriate engagement on environmental and climate issues for kids.

As part of this, she will also touch on how to fact-check climate news, ways to protect mental health in a changing climate, and some of her climate heroes.

Dr Heidi Edmonds is an ecologist and environmental engineer with a PhD in freshwater ecology and experience in science communication.

As a mother of young children, and an advocate for protecting our climate, she is passionate about making climate science and climate action accessible, simple and easy to understand.

Check out her blog at www.climatekiss.com (KISS = Keep It Simple Sweetheart), including a new series of posts on kids and climate. Heidi is based in Brisbane, Queensland and is a volunteer with CCL Australia


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To request a recording send an email to info@ccl.org.au Each month, Citizens’ Climate Lobby supporters gather locally for a monthly meeting where we both educate ourselves, by listening to a guest speaker, and get busy with CCL tasks. For more ways to connect with CCL Australia email us info@ccl.org.au

Edited recordings are available at CCL Australia Youtube

4 Comments

  1. Knox 1 week ago

    Impressive, and valuable to parents whose kids need to know (and maybe their parents need to know as well). We can’t dodge the problem, we have to deal with it as best we can, for ourselves and for our children and their children.

    • Howard 3 days ago

      Absolutely agree with you Knox.
      The CCL approach of building local electorate-based groups is a great recipe for adults to get organized and take action in the interests of those who follow.
      “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” – David Brower

  2. Heidi Edmonds 1 week ago

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to present on this topic, and for sharing the presentation and slides.

  3. Howard 3 days ago

    Thankyou Heidi for your guidance on this difficult problem.
    Let’s follow Dr James Hansen’s example and promotion workable solutions within our chosen organization.
    Then at least we can honestly tell the children we know – We each gave this our best shot – to reduce the extent of the problem our society is leaving them.

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