US invests $63k on climate change education

An institute in Nevada has been awarded more than $63,000 (£40,950) to develop an environmental education project. The Great Basin Institute aims to help students improve their critical thinking skills […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

An institute in Nevada has been awarded more than $63,000 (£40,950) to develop an environmental education project.

The Great Basin Institute aims to help students improve their critical thinking skills related to climate change.

They will learn how to plan and conduct scientific investigations, analyse data and use mathematical and computational thinking.

The project will cover topics such as carbon dioxide trends, carbon footprint, climate change policy, ecosystems, energy use and conservation, environmental regulations and greenhouse effect.

The grant is part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) programme which supports education projects to increase student’s knowledge and provide them with the skills to take actions to protect the environment.

Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest said: “Climate change is the most pressing environmental issue of our time. The Great Basin Institute project will increase environmental literacy and help motivate young people to become stewards of the environment.”