March 17, 2020
Kansas State University takes lead in Kansas for climate change education project
With schools across the country shuttering classes due to the coronavirus, one climate education project is moving full-speed ahead. Kansas State University will be the lead university in the state for the major national climate education initiative, Solve Climate by 2030.
The nationwide, virtual teach-in focused on local solutions to climate change is set for April 7 and will feature simultaneous, university-led webinars in nearly all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and five international sites.
"For teachers scrambling to move classes online, the April 7 event provides a ready-made lesson plan to assign the webinar as homework, and then 'make climate a class' — online if needed — the next day," said Larry Erickson, adjunct faculty member in the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering and Kansas State University's contact for the virtual education project.