Why the Arctic?
the arctic is vulnerable
Climate change is faster and more severe in the Arctic than in most of the rest of the world. The Arctic is warming at a rate of almost twice the global average. Exploring landscapes that are effected by the climate debate, will draw people's attention to "what can we do?"
Seeing climate change first-hand inspires teachers to build curriculum that connects their students to more than just the book.
Younger students connect to ideas in a beautiful way. They are at a developmental stage, filled with wonder and curiosity. They want the opportunity to have their voices and ideas heard. Being able to witness what they are reading in a book can truly help young minds be inspired together and evoke change.
DTE connects students from the Arctic and elsewhere through our programming and climate change projects. We believe that empowering the next generation is what will effect change. We hope our participants come to learn that ultimately, there is no difference between "their world" and "our world.” Climate change in the Arctic threatens communities there and elsewhere - we are building connections so young people can work together across geographical and cultural divides to address environmental threats.