Activity

Climate Change Stewards

What you need:

  • Paints and markers
  • Access to computer or local library
  • Resilient Earth worksheet

What you do:

  1. Ask your child, "What is climate change?"
  2. Explain that scientists are finding that the Earth is changing in many different ways. The temperature of oceans is rising, which is impacting more extreme weather patterns (droughts, floods, etc.) all over the world.
  3. Ask, "What does 'stewardship' mean to you?"
  4. Explain that a steward is someone who takes responsibility to do all that they can to take care of people, animals, plants, and the Earth.
  5. Explain that they will research the definition of climate change and people who are making changes to support the Earth, environment, and sustainability.
  6. Review the Resilient Earth worksheet with your child.
  7. Together, explore the definitions for the terms "climate change," "stewardship," and "resilience."
  8. Have your child research young activists like Greta Thunberg who are taking action for climate justice.
  9. Have your child draw or paint a picture of the Earth that represents balance, harmony, and resilience. Hang this in a prominent place and share it with friends and family.

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