Completed Events

Spring Forward has reached 2,000+ students and taught 150+ workshops across the country in less than 2 years! 

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Northeast Cohort day of the International Climate Generation Summer Institute on Climate Education

July 22nd, 2022

Spring Forward led a training on how to teach about climate change for teachers at the Northeast Cohort day of the International Climate Generation Summer Institute. Spring Forward gave an hour-long training on how to effectively teach about climate change, justice, and action through telling the full story while empowering students. 

Steadfast Solutions Summer Camp Workshop Series

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July - August 2022

Spring Forward led a five week program at Steadfast Solution's two Boston sites, each with over twenty students. Throughout these five weeks, the students gained an understanding of the greenhouse effect, climate justice, and how they can make effective change.

At the end of the program, the students completed and presented their final projects to display what they had learned over the past five weeks!

Training for Peabody Essex Museum Staff

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June 25th, 2022

Spring Forward led a training for staff working in the "Climate Action: Inspiring Change" Exhibition which will be available until June 2023. Staff learned more about how to explain the science behind climate change, climate justice, and about the  importance of encouraging visitors to work towards systemic changes rather than individual change. We also discussed climate psychology and how visitors may be thinking about the crisis during the exhibition. 

3 Climate Justice Activism Workshops For Winchester 6th Grade Classes

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May 24th - 25th, 2022

Over 50 sixth graders in Winchester were introduced to the inequities climate change brings and how they can take action to change our system and fight for healthier air, land, water, and cities for everyone. 

LILA International 6th grade Systemic vs Individual Change Workshop

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April 12th, 2022

All 6th-grade students at LILA International School learned the difference between systemic and individual change. They investigated how individuals taking action for systemic change throughout history has been successful and how they can make collective and systemic change. At the end of the workshop, all the students practiced taking action for systemic change by beginning to write letters encouraging climate action.

Earth Day Workshop with Amigos 3rd Grade Class

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April 10th, 2022

3rd graders at the Amigos School in Cambridge learned about the inspiring history of Earth Day, the science behind climate change, and how they can take systemic and collective action this Earth Day.

Climate in Media workshops with the Chenery School Five 6th grade classes

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April 3rd, 2022

Spring Forward our climate in the media workshop for five 6th grade class at Belmont's Chenery School. The students learned about the power of media and how climate climate change is often framed in our media vs how the crisis should be framed.

Climate Justice Monopoly Workshop with Two Graham and Parks School 4th Grade Classes

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March 22nd, 2022

Spring Forward led two in person workshops for 4th grade classes at the Graham and Parks school in Cambridge. The students had the opportunity to learn about climate change through playing Spring Forward's original climate justice monopoly. They came out of the workshop with many ideas about how unfair it is that people's wealth and location influence how affected people are by climate change.

Pierce School 5th grade class 

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March 1st, 2022

Spring Forward led a workshop for a 5th grade class at the Pierce School. The students learned more about climate justice and were excited to take some action!

Beaver School Social Justice Retreat

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December 28th, 2021

Spring Forward partnered with Sunrise Cambridge to lead a workshop on climate justice activism for 3 classes of middle school students at the Beaver Country Day School's social justice retreat. The students were very engaged and really understood the general concepts of climate justice & systemic action by the end. 

Pilot Teacher Training

January 8th, 2022

Spring Forward worked with Elders Climate Action to lead a pilot training for teachers and curriculum coordinators on how to teach about climate justice in an empowering way. 10 teachers attended and gave us feedback on how we can improve the workshop for a much larger training coming up in April. 

Intro to Climate Change lesson for 1st graders at a Boston Public School

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December 9th, 2021

Spring Forward led an intro to climate change lesson for 1st graders at a Boston Public School. The students had fun participating in a variety of activities which got them familiar with basic concepts surrounding climate change. 

Climate Justice monopoly workshop at the Acton Boxborough Middle School

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December 8th, 2021

Spring Forward led a climate justice workshop for the Acton Boborough Middle School. SF brought in original climate justice Monopoly boards for the students to play and learn about how climate change disproportionately affects frontline communities. The students were excited to play and understood how wealth, health, location, and identity based factors can effect how affected one is by the climate crisis.

Minni Space Deforestation Workshop

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December 1st, 2021

Spring Forward led a deforestation workshop for the Minni Space's after school woodworking class. The kids made their own ecosystem of trees and then learned about how their ecosystem would be damaged by human activities causing deforestation. They also talked about how deforestation causes climate change which also hurts human's ecosystem. Then, the kids thought about ways we can restore the ecosystem such as using renewable energy and reusable products. 

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Trinity Climate Justice Discussion Workshop

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November 21st, 2021

Spring Forward led a discussion on climate justice with Trinity's youth group. They began by watching a video and then discussing climate justice in school curriculums. Next, they talked about how climate justice is also a racial and systemic issue. The workshop wrapped up with thinking about local efforts being made to achieving climate justice in Boston. 

ABRHS What Is Spring Forward

November 18th, 2021

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Spring Forward presented to the Andover High School Environmental Club about what Spring Forward does, the importance of youth to youth education, our experience with environmental activism, and how to get involved in climate education. 

YMCA Oceans Rising and Fast Fashion Workshop

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November 10th and 17th, 2021

Spring Forward led an Oceans Rising Workshop for the Cambridge YMCA after school program. The students learned about why climate change makes the oceans rise and then completed an experiment investigating whether land or sea ice makes sea levels rise. Finally the students had a conversation about why oceans rising can be dangerous and what they can do to help stop it. The following week, we met with the kids again to talk about where their clothes come from, how it impacts the environment, and how they can help.