april, 2024

17apr6:00 pm7:00 pmInspiring Student Action Projects Through Urban Heat Island Investigations

Event Details

Join the Teach Climate Network at our next workshop on April 17 at 5:00pm CT! Presenter Sarah Slack, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, will cover urban heat islands and how to inspire student action through learning. Also, check out the announcement at the end of this invitation for information on our upcoming Summer Institute for Climate Change Education! 

The workshop will explore strategies to engage students in investigations of temperature variation in the area surrounding your school, in the use of data to identify neighborhoods at risk, in the evaluation of the effectiveness of different mitigation strategies, and in designing ways to present on newly-acquired knowledge with community residents and decision-makers.

Temperatures are rising everywhere, but even more dramatically in city neighborhoods that have the most pavement and least green space. This phenomenon, termed the urban heat island effect, has the potential to increase both the frequency and severity of extreme heat events in cities, thereby adversely impacting the health and welfare of urban residents, especially among the most vulnerable populations and especially within underserved communities. An exploration of the urban heat islands provides an authentic and meaningful way to get students involved in the work of participatory scientists and environmental justice activists.

You can register for the workshop here.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Online presentation