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How To Discuss Global Warming With Kids

By Joe Romm

"How To Discuss Global Warming With Kids"

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The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has launched a new web site, www.ClimateClassroom.org, to help parents and teachers talk to kids about global warming. Here is how NWF describes the site:

We designed the site via direct communication with over 200 Ranger Rick readers to determine their questions and how they felt about what they were hearing in the media. The site is designed to address two main educational challenges:

a) presenting global warming is a way that doesn’t upset children (particularly very young children) and

b) educating them in accordance with their developmental capacity to absorb complex information.

Its features include: guidelines for parents, proposed new national global warming educator guidelines, age-adapted sources of useful curricula, a downloadable slide presentation for kids, presenter’s guide, and more.

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