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Speaking of climate change

Presenter Melinda Robinson from Alliance For Climate Education speaks to Science classes about climate change.

On Wednesday, November 12, 2013 Parkwood High School was given the opportunity to hear from Melinda Robinson from the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE). Ms. Robinson talked about climate change and what happens to the planet. This presentation helped students better understand exactly what happens when the climate does change.

The presentation that Ms. Robinson used included specific examples from children all over the world, including one from Alaska, that showed how much the environment really has changed. It also gave a great example of the amount of energy a single person uses in one day. "It really opened my eyes to the reality of climate change," freshman Timmy Leckrone commented.

Ms. Robinson also introduced students to the Pledge For Climate Education. This pledge helps students rally to get the education on climate change they need.  Another topic presented to Parkwood students was Youth Action Labs, labs sponsored by ACE and held across the country where students come together to find solutions to environmental and scientific problems.

This is the second year Science teacher Trent Morgan has invited ACE to do a presentation on climate change for Parkwood students. Freshman Amelya Staiano stated, "I was really surprised by how many kids my age were helping to save our earth. It really inspired me."   

 

Written by: Keyera Estes, 9th grade student
Edited by: Regina Snelson
Posted: Nov 20, 2013 by Regina Snelson

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