Sign up for October Workshops!
As we all get into the groove of school, Spring Forward is excited to launch our online “after school” climate workshops this October for Elementary and Middle Schoolers. Each workshop includes instruction about a specific climate topic and a related hands-on learning experience. Workshops will cover topics including: an introduction to climate change, sea level rise, climate justice, fast fashion, and an overview of climate change. There will be two coinciding sessions, with workshops happening every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks AND every Saturday for 6 weeks. You can mix and match dates. Visit our website for more information!
Workshop For Adults
Although we are primarily focused on youth-to-youth education, it is also important for adults to understand climate legislation, such as the Green New Deal, and their effects. Spring Forward is considering creating a workshop about systemic change or a written overview for adults. Look out for more information coming soon!
Exciting Events with Our Partners
Besides our October activity workshops, Spring Forward is also excited to partner with organizations such as Girl Scouts MA and Sustain Our Abilities this October. We will be teaching an online Health + Climate Lesson at Sustain Our Abilities’ Day for Tomorrow on October 4, and a Government + Climate Lesson for MA Girl Scouts on October 26.
Documentaries about Climate Change!
While we are preparing for fall workshops, we’ve included some at-home resources for you and your kids to learn more about various climate topics.
Before The Flood:Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, this film combines entertainment and climate issues, leaving viewers with an important message of caring for the planet. Portrays DiCaprio coming together with professionals to come up with solutions to the largest problems facing our climate, while also exploring smaller issues including the carbon tax.Available on on Disney+, YouTube, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon Prime Video.
Our Planet:Narrated by David Attenborough, this documentary series focuses on how humans impact the environment. Eight episodes total explain how climate change impacts wildlife, the environment, and the overall health of the Earth; also shares valuable information as to how consumers are able to help preserve our planet.Available only on Netflix.
Meet Our Team
In this recurring section of the newsletter, we will highlight one member of the Spring Forward each issue, so you can get to know our team better!
Frida Gerhardt, she/her
Grade 6, California, Curriculum Ambassador
Why did you join Spring Forward?
I wanted to help educate people about Climate Change and I thought that Spring Forward was amazing.
Why is climate education important to you?
I know a lot of people who don't believe in Climate Change and I feel that it is because they don't really know what it is.
What is your favorite drink?