INSIDE THE GREENHOUSE | Re-telling climate change stories

Lens on Climate Change: Making Climate Meaningful Through Student-Produced Videos

Lead Author:

Anne Gold, David Oonk, Lesley Smith, Maxwell Boykoff, Beth Osnes, and Susan Sullivan

Learning about climate change is tangible when it addresses impacts that can be observed close to home. In this program, sixty-four diverse middle and high school students produced videos about locally relevant climate change topics. Graduate and undergraduate students provided mentorship. The program engaged students in research and learning about climate change, and sparked their interest in science careers. Evaluation results showed that students were highly motivated by the experience, developed a genuine interest in their science topic, learned about the scientific process, and developed twenty-first century skills. The program provided a unique and authentic approach to science learning and communication. Read more in Journal of Geography ...