The Outreach Climatologist is devoted to developing and delivering learning modules that integrate into Yukon’s existing curriculum to support teachers in facilitating a clear understanding of the central issues surrounding climate change knowledge, adaptation, and mitigation. Learning modules are defined as any resource, material, or training that can benefit/be used by educators and students across Yukon to increase/improve climate change knowledge such as: lesson plans, reading materials, resources, activities, guest lectures, audiovisual materials, and workshops for educators based on needs and capacity. Material may focus on climate change science, impacts, solutions, policies, communication, health, and resilience and include Indigenous Knowledge of climate change, reconciliation, and local context.
For the first year of the project, the Outreach Climatologist will work with a small group of educators in Whitehorse in order to pilot content, ideas, workshops, and projects. Work in other Yukon communities is planned for the following years of the project.