Imagine being in the middle of a crisis that, somehow, no one knows much about.
Our recent study of Canadians and climate change found just that. While Canadians are overwhelmingly aware of climate change and concerned about its impacts, many do not know the basic causes and are therefore ill prepared to engage with how to tackle it.
That's not surprising; we also found that most teachers do not teach about climate change and most of those who do, spend little time on it. In fact, we found that many teachers also lack basic knowledge about climate change.
It's no wonder that we're in a climate crisis when we're also in a climate change education crisis. The good news? Most Canadians think climate change should be taught in schools and teachers want professional development to help them teach it.
Join Dr. Paul Berger, Lakehead’s Chair of Graduate Studies & Research in the Faculty of Education, for this free In Conversation talk at 2 pm on Saturday, March 28 at the Brodie Library. Come ready to discuss this.