TEACHING CLIMATE CHANGE
Educator Retreat in the Rainforests of Costa Rica
From the steep decline of the world’s animal and insect populations to the melting of glaciers in the Arctic to the increase in unstable weather patterns on every continent, the global environmental crisis is a constant and increasing threat, not only to our students’ future, but also to their mental health and well-being. Therefore, it is essential for educators to think about how we might help young people navigate these dangerous times.
Matthew Cook, a development economist and owner of Latin American Service Expeditions, and Bernarda Morales, Indigenous elder of the Bribri community of Yorkin and founder of the Bribri ecotourism association, STIBRAWPA, will lead participants on a unique journey deep into the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest. On this trip we will explore the problems posed by global climate change and how we can help our students develop the cognitive and emotional tools necessary to face our new climate reality with resilience, courage, and hope.
Retreats are running throughout the year. Please contact us for information about dates and pricing.