Today, a new educational pack, Nature’s Climate Heroes, is launched to help primary school children understand the connections between the natural world, a changing climate, and people.
Solutions to address climate change and wildlife loss should be fundamental to children’s education in the 21st century, say The Wildlife Trusts.
The new handbook is designed to help teachers of children aged 7–11 and has been funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The project aims to address how climate change is taught in primary education by:
- Changing the focus of climate change from a scary and overwhelming subject to something that can be tackled through collective action.
- Providing teachers with a structured and comprehensive guide to deliver lessons about how human activities are connected to the changing climate, and why the restoration of nature is fundamental to our future.
- Empowering children to take small but collectively significant actions in their communities.