Summer Institute 2012 - Recap

Dr. Eugenie Scott speaking at the 7th Annual Summer Institute for Climate Change EducationOver 90 educators attended the 7th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education on August 7 and 8 at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, MN. This Summer Institute focused on climate science basics, introduced the second edition of the Minnesota's Changing Climate curriculum and provided training on many of the hands-on activities from the Minnesota's Changing Climate curriculum. Educators had the opportunity to hear from Dr. John Abraham, Dr. Eugenie Scott and Will Steger as well as a variety of excellent breakout speakers. The breakout speakers provided skills, resources and excellent information to enrich the use of the Minnesota’s Changing Climate curriculum in the classroom. Many thanks to our major food sponsors: Common Roots Catering, Valley Natural Foods Co-op, French Meadow Bakery and Café and Birchwood Café, The Wedge Co-op, Linden Hills Co-op and Mississippi Market.

Quotes from participants:

"All of the activities and speakers were valuable...This was one of the best professional development opportunities I have participated in."
"I can't thank you enough for putting on such a wonderful event. I learned so much from your excellent speakers, breakout sessions and trainings."
"The tools and resources in the online classroom will be very engaging for my students. I'm very grateful for the resources that I've received to accompany the Minnesota's Changing Climate curriculum."
"This was a wonderful use of my time-I gained a great deal and I am excited to utilize what I have learned."

Photos (click to enlarge):

Eugenie Scott, delivers her presentation to this years participants. 2012 Food Sponsors Kristen Poppleton, WSF Director of Education, and Eugenie Scott, 2012 Keynote Speaker Mick Wertz, SPPS, and Janet Brown, WSF Operations Director Dr. John Abraham delivers his presentation to the 2012 participants 7th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education Educators 7th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education Educators Nicole Rom, WSF Executive Director, and Will Steger, Foundation President 7th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education Educators

Summer Institute 2012 Video


Summer Institute Event Sponsors

Environment and Trust Resources Fund General Mills Foundation Aveda

Summer Institute Food Sponsors

Vallery Natural Foods Common Roots Catering French Meadow Bakery & Cafe
Birchwood Mississippi Market Peace Coffee
The Wedge

Additional Thanks To

University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment Jeffers Foundation Chinook Book
Kowalskis Kowalskis Smart Set
Science Museum of Minnesota University of St. Thomas Do It Green