Climate Education

Learn about integrating climate change education into your classroom or informal education programming, get an introduction to regionally relevant climate science, and hear about how other educators have used these materials. The webinar will be presented by educators who have used the resources in their own teaching, both in the classroom and in place-based education.

Certificates of attendance for professional development contact hours can be requested after the webinar; instructions will be provided during the session.

The presentation will cover:

  • Ohio Sea Grant’s updated Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum
  • climate and Great Lakes literacy principles
  • informal resources to supplement and expand lesson plans

About the Speaker(s)

Lyndsey Manzo

Lyndsey Manzo

Lyndsey Manzo wears multiple hats in the science education world. She has degrees in wildlife biology, science education and natural resources, as well as Senior Professional Educator licensure in grades 7-12. As a high school science teacher for 13 years, she has taught a broad range of classes with students across the academic spectrum from introductory science for English Language Learners and special needs students to Advance Placement Biology and Environmental Science. She also mentors incoming teachers and serves on assessment committees for the Ohio Department of Education.

As an Ohio Sea Grant Educator, Lyndsey co-coordinated the development of the Great Lakes Literacy Principles, the Lake Erie Literacy Principles and the Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum, and leads many of the efforts to disseminate these products. She has experience using a variety of NOAA and Great Lakes Sea Grant curricula in the classroom and facilitating teacher professional development including week-long workshops on Great Lakes and climate change education, webinars showcasing regional educational resources, and NOAA B-WET funded meaningful watershed education experiences resulting in student stewardship projects.

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  • “ Here in Minnesota we're using the webinars to provide current research updates. The information is pertinent and timely and by using the OSU webinars for content, we can spend time working on other aspects of climate adaptation. – B. Liukkonen, U of MN Extension

  • “ This is one of the most useful and accessible resources in the Great Lakes basin. Consider it a cornerstone of a growing network of climate professionals in this region. ”

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