Climate Resilience from the Youth Up
GLISA’s engagement involves providing climate information, such as observational and projected changes in temperature and precipitation trends, relevant to Southeast Michigan. The participating teachers and students will design projects that use the climate information in creation of community resilience goals. GLISA’s climatologist, Omar Gates, provides guidance for the climate information, and he serves as one of the mentors for the high school students. The climatologist’s engagement involves classroom interactions and answering any questions students may have about the STEM curriculum or climate science. GLISA’s contribution in the NOAA Literacy Grant strives to provide the best climate science knowledge and expertise for students in their climate resilience work with their communities.
- Presentation and engagement with high school students on climate information and community resiliency in Southeast Michigan
- Participation in events such as the SEMIS Professional Development series where teachers can learn more about GLISA’s work
- GLISA is one of the funded partners on the NOAA Environmental Literacy grant awarded to the Michigan Sea Grant.
- GLISA co-facilitated discussions in high school classrooms with EcoWorks Detroit Youth Energy Squad (YES) to help students understand climate impacts in their communities.
- Michigan Sea Grant
- Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS)
- EcoWorks Detroit
- Detroit Public Schools
- Ypsilanti Public Schools
GLISA Contact: Omar Gates, Climatologist: email@example.com