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ClimeTime 2021–23

ClimeTime Media & Videos

View several ClimeTime Media articles and videos showcasing some of the activities of the WA climate learning.

Contact Information

SECONDARY SCIENCE:

Ellen Ebert
360-359-3767 

ELEMENTARY SCIENCE:

Kimberley Astle
360-688-0159

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION:

Elizabeth Schmitz
360-999-0841

The Washington State Legislature confirmed its commitment to climate science teacher training by allocating $6M for the 2022–23 biennium, in addition to the $10M allocated in 2018. Now named ClimeTime, this initiative provides grants to professional learning partners who train science teachers to use the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), specifically the climate science learning standards (Senate Bill 5092, Section 522). Funding flows through all nine educational service districts (ESDs), tribal schools, and community-based nonprofit organizations (CBOs), and community-based nonprofit tribal education organizations (CBTEOs).

Learning Standards

Washington faces serious impacts to its snowpack, infrastructure, and water supplies as the climate changes and temperatures climb. Protecting our state's fish, farms, and communities from the impacts of climate change is a priority for Ecology. To take meaningful steps toward addressing climate change, states, cities, counties, and private businesses and organizations need to collaborate to find solutions.
-State of Washington Department of Ecology

Professional Learning Opportunities

ClimeTime Resources

Students and educators can feel daunted by the many challenges posed by climate change. This section provides a sampling of resources to support classroom learning.