FREE CLIMATE ACTION SIMULATION FACILITATION TRAINING IN JULY 2021
The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) is offering free Climate Action Simulation training Tues July 27 & Thurs July 29 9-10:30am (one 2 part training).
SEEKING EDUCATORS & YOUTH STAFF
Help spread the word about this training to those in your network. Share information in your newsletters or social media posts. We seek Minnesota & nearby state:
- educators (from K-12 schools or higher education)
- non-profit organization staff working with youth
- youth environmental club mentors
- volunteers working with youth in school or after-school and
- youth leaders themselves (high school level)
SIGN UP FOR FACILITATION TRAINING HERE
ABOUT THE CLIMATE ACTION SIMULATION:
The Climate Action Simulation is a highly interactive, role-playing game. It uses the En-ROADS (or Energy Rapid Overview and Decision-Support) simulation model to engage a wide range of participants in exploring key technology and policy solutions for addressing global warming. The simulation feels like a game for participants, but is a reasonably accurate simulation of a special climate summit organized by the United Nations to convene global stakeholders to establish a concrete plan to address the energy transition and climate change. The simulation aims to limit global warming to the Paris Agreement goals of holding global temperatures under an increase of 2 degrees celsius by 2100. The simulation is a fun format for groups to explore climate change solutions and see what it would really take to address this global challenge.
Research shows that taking part in a Climate Action Simulation improves participants’ knowledge on the actions needed to address climate change, boosts both personal and emotional engagement with climate issues, and leaves participants feeling empowered to address climate change.
The Climate Action Simulation Game Video - less than 2 minutes!
THE TRAINING TEAM:
The team that will train future facilitators of Climate Action Simulations features two experienced facilitators - Beth Mercer-Taylor and Aaron Hanson, both educators and staff with the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. In organizing training, the IonE team works closely with the team that created the educational version of the simulation, UMass Lowell's Climate Change Initiative,
Watch for another communication from our student employee & graphic designer at the Institute on the Environment (IonE), Jacqueline Nguyen, who will be creating postcards and social media posts you can share.