UNESCO at COP27
UNESCO are holding several events during COP27 which are available to join remotely through livestreaming:
5th November: TeachersCOP;
10th November: Youth and Educators for Global Climate Action;
10th November: Youth Demand Quality Climate Education: Ministerial Session on Climate Education;
10th November: Inaugural Meeting on Greening Education Partnership: Getting Every Learner Climate-ready;
15th November: Youth Demand Quality Climate Education: Outcome of Global Survey;
15th November: Climate Change Education for Social Transformation: On the Road to COP28/
They are also excited to be launching their Survey Report on Youth Demands for Quality Climate Change Education, which surveyed nearly 17,500 young people between the ages of 11 and 19 in 166 countries, at COP27.
Last year the UKSSN took 20 young people from across the UK to COP26; sadly this isn’t possible this year.
Instead they are asking that anyone attending COP27 this year (or anyone with contacts there) can pass on the ‘COP27 Asks Letter’ that they have put together. You can find a full blog post and an online shareable version of the letter which you are encouraged to share widely on social media.
UKSSN are also seeking sponsorship and JustGiving one-off donations for UKSSN so we can keep bringing together school pupils and staff; get in touch if you think you can help.
Reboot the Future
We Are Antarctica
Reboot the Future are running 4 We Are Antarctica events throughout COP27 which they are inviting attendees to join:
8th November: Extreme Hangout film screening and conversation;
10th November: Action Hub film screening and interactive conversation;
10th November: Climate Action Innovation Zone film screening and panel discussion;
10th November: Children and Youth Pavilion film screening and interactive conversation.
Our Shared World
Are inviting interested parties to join them for a strategies and activities towards realising SDG 4.7 in the coming year planning meeting in London on the 12th December at 10:30am.
The address is: Hamilton House, Mabledon Pl, London, WC1H – near Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras.
More information to come soon on the website.
Generation Wild: FREE nature connection programme for schools
“We have had a fantastic response to our Generation Wild programme. Over 14,000 children are already taking part and they’re completed over 25,000 nature connection activities at home and at school. Your pupils could join them.
Generation Wild is a nature connection programme for schools in economically disadvantaged areas. Children follow the magical story of Ava the bird girl, a character who is brought to life during a visit to the wetland centre. They then complete activities back at school and at home to connect with nature and receive their certificates and membership badges as they become ‘Guardians of the Wild’.
The project includes FREE school visits (including FREE transport) as well as FREE return visits enabling children to share the magic with their families. We have also produced curriculum resource packs so you can tie the project in with your class topics.
We recommend planning ahead and booking for a time of year when you are delivering a relevant topic. This might include work on nature, the environment, animals, habitats, food chains, journeys / migration or work focusing on Africa (Ava migrates to Africa).
We all loved our day with Ava and are already working our way through the nature activities and curriculum activities given in the teachers’ resources section of the website. We are making this our topic for this term and the children are already fully engaged – Participating teacher
We are now taking bookings for participation right through to the end of July 2023. The qualifying criteria is based on the percentage of pupils receiving free school meals and varies by region.”
To find out more and see if your school qualifies visit: www.generationwild.org.uk