Newton Climate Justice March
Spring Forward had a table at Newton's Climate Justice and Racial Justice march on October 17th. People at the march came together to draw letters forming the message climate justice = racial justice.
Shady Hill Middle School Assembly
October 13th, 2020
Spring Forward did a class for over 230 Shady Hill middle school students. Students learned about climate justice, listed to unique stories of high school students on the frontlines in MA, discussed the way media portrays the climate crisis vs how climate change should be portrayed, and thought about ways to take action.
October 6th 2020
Spring Forward taught an online climate justice and climate lesson to 40 seventh and eighth grade students. They explored how wealth, health, and location can affect how hurt people are by the affects of climate change by thinking about different scenarios, looked deeper into why discrimination can affect people's wealth, health, and location, learned about climate policy, and finally discussed systemic and individual action through looking at a school setting which they could relate to. Students came out of the lesson with a plan to take systemic action to help stop climate change while addressing climate justice.
The Day For Tomorrow
The Day For Tomorrow on October 4th is an online event of Sustain Our Abilities, which is composed of a group of volunteer professionals from around the world seeking to provide free resources and education for all persons living with disabilities. This year, Spring Forward collaborated with SOA on The Day For Tomorrow to give an interactive workshop outlining the connections between health and climate.
Summer 2020 Workshops
Spring Forward taught third and fourth graders at two sessions of cAMP, a youth-run summer camp held by the "LigerBots", Newton North and South's high school robotics team. Each session includes six one hour lessons on climate change across a span of two weeks. The lessons were learned through hands-on experiments, interactive activities, art builds, and stories. The students left each session as experts on the science behind climate change, oceans rising, deforestation, climate justice, and how they can help.
Spring Forward Ligerbots campers made their own creative graduation caps to celebrate a fun week full of activities, experiments, and learning about climate change and climate justice.
We are looking forward to seeing how these campers use their knowledge to take action and make a difference in the world.
Little Explorers Camp
On September 3rd 2020 Spring Forward partnered with little explorers camp to teach a 40 minute lesson for five and six year olds. They learned the difference between climate and weather through a pattern making activity, thought about the key concepts of climate change through a true and false activity, and explored the meaning, causes, and effects of climate change.