Invitation to Participate in National Climate Art Mosaic
Honoring the Future offers your students the opportunity to participate in our national digital Climate Art Mosaic.
The mosaic is an online collection of student artwork expressing students’ concerns, hopes, and ideas about climate change. Each student creates a mosaic “tile” answering the question: “What would you like to tell the world about climate change?” (The tiles can be made of ceramics or other media.) Each student also writes a brief “artist’s statement” explaining their thinking.
We publish photographs of the students’ artwork and the artist’s statements on our website to form a digital mosaic.
The mosaic is designed to empower students to add their voices – through visual and language art – to our national conversation on climate change, witness the strength of collaboration, and reinforce lessons about our individual power to contribute to climate solutions.
The mosaic also teaches students to be good citizens: to speak out about causes that matter to them and to make a difference in their communities. And as the mosaic grows with contributions from across the nation, it can inspire hope that we can come together to address climate change and make daily lifestyle choices which advance climate solutions.
Student contributions to the mosaic from Philadelphia, PA, Hialeah, FL, and Washington, DC can be viewed here. We welcome your students’ contributions! If this project is of interest, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A New Multidisciplinary Workshop on Teaching Climate Change
The Next Generation Science Standards require middle and high school students to demonstrate an understanding of climate change and its impacts, but a major national study shows teachers are hungry for more information about how to teach this subject.
Honoring the Future is pleased to offer teachers an opportunity to meet leading national experts from science, art, law and policy to discuss the latest information, answer questions about climate change, and brainstorm about integrating the teaching of climate change into science, math, language arts, and art classes.
On June 27, 2016, Honoring the Future will sponsor a 1-day workshop for multidisciplinary teams of 3-5+ teachers from participating schools. The workshop will take place at Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center (about a 1 hour drive northwest of Washington, DC) and will include ample time for curriculum planning amidst the beautiful outdoor grounds.
The program will explore:
|Art as a means of understanding and addressing climate change, with nationally renowned, award-winning artists Peter Handler and Xavier Cortada (invited)|
|Health impacts of climate change, with Dr. Perry Sheffield, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine|
|The science of global climate modeling, with hydroclimatologist Dr. Kirsten Findell of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory|
|Biodiversity within a Biocube, an exciting (and inexpensive) new teaching tool that allows students to be “citizen scientists” entering findings in a global database and is the subject of the current “Life in A Cube” exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Our guide will be Dr. Christopher Meyer, Research Zoologist & Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.|
To be eligible, schools must register by May 25, 2016 a multidisciplinary team of 3-5+ teachers from the following subject areas: science, language arts, math, art and/or head of academic programming. Interested? Email us at email@example.com.