New York Times COP26 Climate Hub – FREE tickets for Educators’ Day

Please note: In-person tickets for this event have now sold out due to very high demand. However, there are an unlimited number of tickets still available for those who want to attend virtually (live on the day) or to access the recordings following the Educators’ Day.

Between the 3rd and 11th November the New York Times is taking over the SWG3 building on the Clydeside – right next to the official COP26 Green and Blue Zones at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. Their Climate Hub experience will be the biggest fringe event outside official UN COP26 negotiations. It will bring together citizens, scientists, inventors, academics, delegates and journalists from around the world to answer the most urgent question of our time: How do we adapt and thrive on a changing planet?

Educators are being invited to register for the New York Times Educate on Climate day on Friday 5th November, for free! This one-day event has been designed by educators for educators and will seek to tackle some of the biggest challenges in education. What world will our learners inherit, and how can we prepare them to thrive in it? How should we nurture the next generation of climate leaders? How do we empower students to think critically about the challenges facing our planet, and how can we work hand in hand with young people to help shape climate solutions?

There are a number of ways that educators can participate. In-person tickets sold out extremely quickly due to the high demand but educators can still register to join the sessions online. Don’t worry if you can’t join live on the day – catch up recordings will be available so you can watch the sessions at a time that suits you. However, you will need to register to access these. Multiple registrations from each establishment are welcome.

Those fortunate enough to be attending in person will enjoy the sessions in the unique ‘Conference of tress’ setting created by an award-winning artist. This will involve an experiential exhibition of living, breathing trees. This promises to be a professional learning experience like no other – a 5th November to remember!

See the attached programme here: NYT Educate on Climate Programme

To register for FREE for the NYT Educate on Climate Day (5th Nov), visit: https://climatehub.nytimes.com/educate

Click on the Ticket tab and then choose how to attend. Then enter the following code in the Discount box: EDUCATE-VIP

Find out more about the New York Times Climate Hub: https://climatehub.nytimes.com/

Visit Education Scotland’s Countdown to COP page to find out about all the COP26 Resources and support available: https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/countdown-to-cop26/

Also, coming soon – COPTV!

The Scottish Youth Film Foundation has recruited 12 young journalists to create and host a daily broadcast for learners from COP26 from the 8th to the 12th November. The programme will be broadcast via YouTube from 5pm-6pm each evening.

COP26 – Use Data Science to reduce your school’s carbon footprint

Just launched  – a new live lesson for learners P7-S4.

The event ‘Use Data Science to reduce your school’s carbon footprint’, which is free, will be held on 9th Nov (2pm) and aligns well with COP26. Each live lesson focuses on a data science topic and brings together a YouTube livestream event with a series of guided web-based activities.  The first live lesson, ‘Defend the Rhino’, focused on machine learning (training cameras to spot poachers and save rhinos!).  The second ‘Data Selfie’ live lesson supports learners to explore data visualisation.

You can access both lessons from the events page in the Data Education in Schools website: Events for data education – Data Education in Schools (dataschools.education)

Details of ‘Use Data Science to reduce your school’s carbon footprint’ can be found here: Data Skills Live: Use Data Science to reduce your school’s carbon footprint Tickets, Tue 9 Nov 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

The live lesson format has been developed in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and Digital Skills Education.  It’s proven to be very popular with 9643 learners (to date) having engaged in the first two activities. The 10,000 learner isn’t far off now!