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LOGYC Winter-Spring 2020 - Climate Change Summit (9-15)

  • January 24, 2020
  • 9:30 AM
  • May 01, 2020
  • 10:40 AM
  • Central Skokie
  • 5


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Tired of just feeling down about the problem of climate change? Think like a creative inventor! In this class, we will explore the problem of climate change, brainstorm ideas for solving this problem, study solutions advanced to solve various aspects of the climate crisis, and devise (or adapt) existing ideas or solutions. As we survey the climate crisis, we will identify the aspects of the crisis that are most problematic to participating students and hone in on potential solutions. Students will have the opportunity to create and innovate products of their own design and build prototypes for presentation at the Kids Climate Summit on May 2, 2020.  Once students have drawn a prototype of their climate invention and it has been presented to the class, we will obtain resources for building that prototype.

Ages: 9-15

Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 10

Teacher: Rhonda Stern

Rhonda Stern has worked in the field of gifted and talented education since 2000.  An environmental activist since 2002, Stern has taught a variety of climate change units, including sustainable practices, the impact of warming on the Polar Regions, deforestation in the Panamanian Rainforest, and innovations in renewable energy.  In 2009, Stern participated in an international climate mission to Antarctica and attended the COP15 climate talks as an observer.  Stern and her students founded HP Greenkids in 2010, an organization that acted locally to ban styrofoam usage in restaurants.  This year, Stern successfully defended her dissertation,  The Case for Joy in Learning:  Teacher and Students' Perceptions of Flow Experiences in Upper Elementary Classrooms and will be awarded a doctorate in Curriculum Studies at the end of this year.

Supplies required: Please bring a notebook and a pen or pencil to each class.


Family must register for LOGYC Coop in order to sign up for classes.

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