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Spotlight On: How to Talk to Kids About Climate Change


Kids today will face the challenges of a warming world head on. They have a right to understand the realities of the climate crisis and what it means for them – and parents, guardians, caregivers, and educators have a responsibility to provide that knowledge as best they can.

During Spotlight On: Talking to Kids About Climate, we heard tips and best practices for beginning the climate conversation with kids from four leading experts – as well as the reasons why equipping them with the facts is so important. 

Speakers included:

Dr. Aaron Bernstein, interim director, The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Barbara Martínez-Guerrero, an environmental and elementary educator with a focus on sustainability and conservation; executive director, Dream in Green.

Harriet Shugarman, author, How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, Turning Angst into Action; executive director of ClimateMama.

Dr. John Fraser, a psychologist leading Knology, a New York think tank; editor, Curator: The Museum Journal; series editor for Springer Nature's Psychology and Our Planet.