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Climate (un)Fair

Climate Change Event (10 am - 4 pm, 2nd Saturday in November)

Every year starting in 2015, EC students and faculty create interactive presentations that link what they are learning in their courses to climate change. Community members or students who are not enrolled in a participating class but who have something related to share are also invited to participate. Multi-disciplinary activities, art demos and more are welcomed. 

Collaboration timeline:

  • Spring/Summer prior: Potential participants (e.g. faculty, community groups) meet with Museum Director and Outreach Coordinator to outline the event plan
  • Fall semester:
    • Participants complete the pre-event survey before starting the project (this supports our research on the impact of outreach activities for undergraduates)
    • Museum staff lead workshops on creating effective event stations
    • Participants and museum staff request funding for station supplies, t-shirts and advertising materials from the college, academic departments, and community sponsors
    • Participants create interactive stations for the event
      • Six weeks before: Station titles and description due to the museum staff for inclusion in event promotion¬†
      • Three weeks before: Station requirements checklist due to the museum staff (i.e. #tables, electricity, etc.)
    • Two weeks before (Monday, Noon - 1pm at the JMM): All materials complete, participants run their stations for feedback from museum staff
    • Friday afternoon before the event (2:30 - 5 pm): Participants set up stations with all supplies in JMM
    • Day of Event (9 am, Dennis 110): All participant meeting
    • Day of Event (10 am - 4 pm): Stations must be staffed
    • Day of Event (4 pm): All participant clean-up. Everyone is expected to stay until take-down is complete
    • Week after the Event: Debrief and complete post-event survey

Primary School Teacher Resources

There are some wonderful resources out there for students of all ages. We have broken up these resources into what we feel are appropriate age ranges. Educators should feel free to mix and match based on what they feel is best for their students, looking at the age ranges as guidelines rather than hard and fast rules. Because of their flexibility, some of the resources have been included in multiple grade ranges. 

PreK-2nd Grade

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

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