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Empowering Students Through Art and Nature Education

Climate Hope: Action Rooted in Visual Arts + Nature Education is an exciting interdisciplinary initiative that bridges visual arts and nature education for K-12 students. Through engaging programs, children and teens learn about climate change while also developing essential coping strategies. By connecting art with nature to foster hope, this project aims to inspire a new generation of environmental stewards. As teachers, you can play a crucial role in bringing this transformative experience to your classrooms.

The Climate Hope Bass Connections project is a collaboration between the Literacy Through Photography (LTP) project at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

OPEN CALL: Inviting Teachers to Join the Journey

We invite passionate K-12 teachers to be part of this journey! By participating in the Climate Hope project, you’ll gain access to innovative teaching materials, workshops, and ongoing support. Imagine infusing your lessons with powerful visual arts activities that empower students to understand climate challenges and envision positive solutions. Join us in nurturing a sense of hope and agency among our youth.

Our designed tours and lesson plan options will cater to K-5/ 6-8/ 9-12.

Participating teachers will commit to the following:

One guided tour at the Nasher, visiting the Second Nature: Photography in the Age of the Anthropocene exhibition.

Facilitating one in-classroom lesson plan designed by Climate Hope

Sharing project results from the classroom with the Climate Hope team.

Can’t commit? We also welcome insights and feedback regarding climate education to refine the project outcomes of Climate Home.

For more information and to get involved, please email Rakan DiarBakerli a Climate Hope team leader. Together, we can cultivate climate hope in our classrooms and beyond.

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