Do you work with young people? Do you want to empower them to respond to the climate crisis positively? Join us to build your knowledge and skills so you can lead delivery of our award winning carbon literacy training to enhance young people’s awareness, ability, and importantly, likelihood to take action on climate change.
The sessions will be highly interactive and provide you with plenty of opportunities to experience the activities from the Carbon Literacy toolkit and to ask any questions about the materials. In each session we will demonstrate activities from each module of the toolkit. In addition to this, we will also cover how the activities can be used for both standalone shorter sessions as well as for running full Carbon Literacy training. As part of attending the workshops you will gain full access to all the activities in the Carbon Literacy toolkit, free to use within any educational context.
In this first session you will learn about the basic science of climate change and carbon footprints.
For young people in particular, climate change and our response to it will define their future. This virtual "train the trainer" workshop will equip teachers, professionals and volunteers working with young people, with the knowledge, skills and resources to roll out the award winning climate literacy programme to their own young audiences. The event is open to participants from across the country and aligns with most local authority climate change action plans. carbon literacy training meets the requirements of the Carbon Literacy standard and participants can apply for certification (at their own cost).
Dr Rachel Dunk, Principal Lecturer in Environmental Management & Sustainability, Manchester Metropolitan University; Jane Mörk, Carbon Literacy Tutor, Manchester Metropolitan University; Prof Liz Price, Professor of Environmental Education, Manchester Metropolitan University; Prof Marc Jones, Professor of Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University; Dr Graeme Heyes, Research Associate in Sustainable and Circular Design Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Teachers, Youth workers, Youth sector volunteers, Climate activists
Drip! Celebration of an interdisciplinary, creative, climate science education project
4 November 2021 | 13.00-14.00
Life on Mars: In Conversation with Dr Moogega Cooper, real-life Guardian of the Galaxy!
5 November 2021 | 13.00-14.00
Citizen Food Futures: Exploring Hopes and Fears for the Future of Food Provision
8 - 14 November 2021 (1 week)
Teach Carbon Literacy! (Part 1): The Science of Climate Change & Exploring Carbon Footprints
8 November 2021 | 19.00-21.00
Playing with the Environment: Games about Climate, Infrastructure and Society
29 November 2021 | 13.00-16.00