Canada, Climate Change and Education: Opportunities for Public and Formal Education

This past January, the Atlantic Knowledge Mobilization Session was held to discuss the results of a Canada-wide survey on climate change. This survey evaluated Canadians’ understanding and knowledge on climate change and related issues, particularly in education. The results of this survey indicated gaps in the current education system regarding climate change awareness. Results show that 50% of teachers do not cover climate change in the classroom or are unsure of what they should be teaching. Furthermore, 63% of students from Atlantic Canada failed the climate knowledge test, which was 20% more than the national average. This survey showed that most Canadians want to learn about climate change and most teachers want to include it in the curriculum but lack the knowledge and tools to do so. To read the report, presentation or watch a video presentation head to the Learning for a Sustainable Future Website here.

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