Educational Initiatives


Educational Initiatives

For detailed information about our ongoing education efforts, click on the links below:

  1. Massachusetts Education for Sustainability Campaign

  2. Annual Global Climate Change Summit at MIT

  3. Annual Teach-In on Climate Change

  4. Resources for Educators

  5. Summer Sustainability Institute for Educators 2010

The Youth Climate Action Network in Massachusetts understands that the vision of the future held by young people contributes significantly to the future society that we enact.  That’s why it matters so much what young people imagine for the world, and why Youth CAN is insisting that today’s youth become educated for sustainability and educated about climate change.  Our mission remains to take action in our communities and beyond to address these concerns.  

In keeping with this commitment, BLS Youth CAN students have undertaken three major educational initiatives, including Youth CAN's signature event, the Annual Global Climate Change Summit at MIT for students and educators grades 7-12; the Massachusetts Education for Sustainability and Climate Literacy Campaign, in which Youth CAN has formed a coalition with like-minded students, educators, administrators, parents, and friends who are working together to ensure that students in Massachusetts learn about sustainability and global warming as a required part of their secondary school education; and annual participation in the National Teach-In for Global Climate Change Solutions.   

Youth CAN students have also engaged in educatioal outreach efforts with younger children at the Boston Children's Museum, the Franklin Park Zoo, and numerous community events, as well as with adults as the facilitators at neighborhood public hearings on the topic of climate change hosted by Boston City Councilor At Large John Connolly.

Educator Training 2010Summer_Sustainability_Institute_for_Educators.html
Watch our Student Made Video on
Educating for Sustainability
Watch our Student Made Video on
The 2010 Summit
Youth Climate Action Network Site
Education for Sustainability Campaign PSA
Summer Institute 2011 PhotosSummer_Institute_2011_Photos.html
EFS CampaignEducation_for_Sustainability_Campaign.html
Summer Institute for EducatorsSummer_Sustainability_Institute_for_Educators.html
Lesson PlansLesson_Plans.html
Poll DataEducation_files/Results%20BLS%20Teacher%20Survey.doc
Annual Teach-InAnnual_Teach-In_on_Climate_Change.html
Resources for TeachersFor_Educators.html
Annual Climate SummitClimate_Summit.html