If anyone seems to understand a bit more clearly the truths behind climate change that would be the younger generations globally. With protests taking place almost every week, it is high time education focuses on the emergent significance of the climate change issues.
Twelve and counting are the states that have decided to put climate change in the heart of their science programs. However, in Florida, despite the numerous nature strikes it has experienced, such basic conversations are bypassed.
“Identify, analyze, and relate the internal and external conditions that contribute to global climate change.” That is what several education experts as well as teachers have agreed to when asked about Florida’s strongest climate change principals.
Though it starts to raise the subject of climate change, along with greenhouse gases and fossil fuels, even Florida’s strongest climate standard is insufficient of pointing out the human involvement in the cause of climate change. While other states bring at the front the human activity, Florida is noticed to put the matter on the side according to Rebecca Anderson, a leader with the Alliance for Climate Education.
Changing the science guidelines would not be easy. State law would have to change, teachers would need time for training and Florida’s assessments would need an update. “Climate change is now apparent and happening in real time, and they are learning how to connect the dots whether its extreme weather events, such as wildfires or flooding or hurricanes” Anderson adds.
Several climate scientists agree that climate change is driven by humans, nonetheless when it comes to Florida and education, there is a limit in terms of standards while trainers have to make any political and social noise out of the teaching classes.
Resources and local support is the key to a robust education on climate change, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Leaders are calling for this increase, but the teachers are in this kind of a sticky spot where they don’t have the training, even if they agree it’s important”.
CSE’s Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2020, takes over Florida January 16-17, 2020 to help sustainability professionals rise to any occasion. This challenging two-day training offered by Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) aims to provide to sustainability professionals all the latest tools and resources required to implement or upscale existing sustainability initiatives.