By Sandra Fallon, West Virginia Climate Change Development Program
Students from Barboursville Middle School, Fairmont High School, Liberty High School and Weir Middle School share these messages in their winning Public Service Announcements created for the WV Climate Change Professional Development Program (WVCCPD) PSA contest.
WVCCPD seeks to empower West Virginia teachers to engage their students in climate change learning and action. Participating teachers are currently completing a15-week continuing education course about teaching climate change. The course seeks to:
- Increase the collaboration and collective impact of West Virginia physical science experts, social science experts, community activists and teachers;
- Empower West Virginia teachers in a range of disciplines to work together to engage in data-driven climate change investigations;
- Highlight, reward, and promote climate change engagement of WV teachers and students through civic action and public media campaigns.
The student PSAs reflect what students have learned about climate change and about communicating their climate message using effective messaging techniques. You can check out the PSAs here.