PPS creating ‘first-in-the-nation’ climate literacy curriculum

PPS creating ‘first-in-the-nation’ climate literacy curriculum

Portland Public Schools is creating ‘first-in-the-nation’ climate literacy curriculum!

Portland Public Schools has announced a partnership with Portland General Electric to create a K-12 climate literacy curriculum that PPS coordinators say will be the nation’s first.

The comprehensive education plan will explore the causes and consequences of climate change as well as potential solutions. PPS organizers say the curriculum will combine science and social studies so that students will understand how climate change happens, but also explore what they can do to make a difference.

“Creating a course that shows them science and social studies together around the same topic is very powerful learning for the youth,” Nichole Berg, PPS Climate Justice Programs Manager, said.

The new partnership was announced Thursday at Bridger School in southeast Portland. Elementary school kids there said they are excited to continue to learn about how the world and the climate are changing.

Read the full KPTV article here.