Completed Events

Spring Forward has reached 1,000+ students and taught 100+ workshops across the country in less than 2 years! 

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 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. 

3 Health and Climate Change lessons with 3 Park School 5th grade class

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November 3rd, 4th, and 9th, 2021

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Spring Forward led 3 Health and Climate Change lessons for 3 fifth grade classes at the Park School. The students learned about how climate change affects people's health through a reporter activity on the Flint Michigan water crisis and then shifted to how people with pre-existing health conditions are disproportionately affected by climate change through a simulation activity.

Moses Youth Center Workshop Series

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October - November, 2021

Spring Forward led a workshop series for Moses Youth Center where kids got an intro to climate change, learned about oceans rising, and talked about ways to make a difference. The kids had the opportunity to learn through hands on art and experiments. 

Climate Change Program at Youth Development Organization

Every Wednesday from September 29th to October 27th, 2021

Spring Forward led a workshop series consisting of 7 workshops with a youth development organization in Andover. The students participated in a true/false on climate change activity, weather vs climate activity, greenhouse gas experiment, climate justice monopoly, renewable energy "shark tank, and an art build. The students not only gained an abundance of knowledge, but also had support in processing the information and thinking about how they can make a difference. The series will resume again in the spring!

Third Grade Park School Climate Justice Workshop

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October 27th, 2021

Spring Forward led a climate justice workshops for a third grade class at the Park School. The students learned about how climate justice disproportionately affects frontline communities based on their wealth, health, location, and identity-based discrimination. The students participated in multiple activities and discussions.

2 Fifth Grade Winter Hill School Oceans Rising Workshops

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October 15th and 22nd, 2021

Spring Forward led 2 Oceans Rising workshops for 2 fifth grade classes at the Winter Hill Elementary School. The students learned how to read weather maps which prove that temperatures are rising. They then connected these rising temperatures to oceans rising through a hands-on experiment. Finally, the students had a conversation about how they can help. 

2 Second Grade Park School Intro To Climate Change Workshops

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October 13th and 28th, 2021

Spring Forward led 2 intro to climate change workshops for 2 second grade classes at the Park School. The students learned about climate change and what they can do to make a difference.

Fast Fashion Workshop in Mucky Kids After School

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September 30, 2021

Spring Forward led our Fast Fashion Workshop for Mucky Kids After School Program which was having a unit on Fiber Arts. The kids learned the life cycle of a shirt and how it uses so much energy that we get from burning fossil fuels. They then participated in a conversation on how to upcycle and discussed programs they can encourage their cities and schools to put in place to promote recycling clothing. 

2 Workshops for Haggerty After School Program

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September 22, 2021

Spring Forward led a what is weather? workshop for Pre-K and Kindergarteners and a Fast Fashion Workshop for first and second graders. The students learned through participating in games such as 4-corners and doing multiple hands on activities. 

Mass Audubon Wild at Art Camp

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July 29, 2021

Spring Forward led our intro to climate change workshop for Mass Audubon's Wild at Art Camp. The young campers very engaged and really enjoyed sharing their own knowledge about climate change as well. They loved working together to make a climate action tree poster at the end of the workshop. 

Workshop for the SPELL Summer Program

July 22, 2021

Spring Forward led an oceans rising workshop for a rising 5th grade english language learners class in the SPELL Summer Program. The campers completed an activity which proved that temperature are rising and did a glaciers melting experiment. 

Workshop for the Boston STEM Lab Camp

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July 21, 2021

Spring Forward led our intro to climate change workshop for a very engaged small science camp: Boston STEM Lab. The young campers were excited to explore what climate change is and how they can make a difference.  

Cambridge YMCA workshops

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July 21 and July 28, 2021