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Emer Walsh | 3 December 2021
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Getting your students involved and interested in Climate Change

With the recent COP26 conference, there have been many important conversations happening around climate change and how we can go about protecting our world, so that future generations can enjoy it. During this time, we also saw many young people speak up about their fears around the topic. It’s clear that young people want to get involved in this conversation, we just need to offer them the tools and the know-how.

Here are a few ways that you can introduce the importance of climate change to your students, and how you can support them with their fight against Climate Change:

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Get them involved in nature

Teaching children about the environment from a classroom certainly has its benefits but introducing them to a world outside the school walls will help them to see it practically. They can get a hands-on understanding of their place within the ecosystem and begin to realise ways in which they can help.
When students are visiting a Bushcraft camp, we host a #LeaveNoTrace talk before they leave. This resonates more with the students as they’ve spent time in nature for a few days, they’ve gotten to see the benefits and beauty of it, feeling the need to protect it.
If you want to discuss how you can get your class out into nature with Bushcraft, speak to the team.

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Help them understand how they can help

Climate change is a big problem to tackle for anyone, it needs our collective support to solve it, but for children, it’s all the more daunting. This is a big world and they’re still finding their way through it.
The iNewspaper shared an article recently that listed a few ways kids can help fight climate change on a smaller, more manageable scale. Some of these ideas included:

  • Planting a garden
  • Eating plant-based meals
  • Working to save energy
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Inspire them to use their voice

National Geographic also spoke about the topic. They recommended that adults and teachers should work with children to help them find their voice on the topic.

Integrate other parts of the curriculum into this discussion about climate change, have them write letters to local representatives, create informative posters on the topic and even work on their public speaking skills.

During a Bushcraft trip, our students will get back into nature and learn to use nature and the environment to help them. It’s a great opportunity to expose them to outdoor learning and get them involved with the environment.