WE EDUCATE AND INSPIRE TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS THROUGH ENGAGING CLIMATE PRESENTATIONS BY TOP CANADIAN ATHLETES
Hot Planet Cool Athletes empowers high school students to be climate leaders in their schools, communities and beyond through educational videos, presentations from top Canadian athletes, a comprehensive bank of teacher resources and a series of sustainable student challenges. Each aspect of our educational program is developed in partnership with the University of Waterloo Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change.
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We depend on the generosity of individual donors to help fund our programs. Your donation will equip us to reach a minimum of 10,000 students annually and ensure we live out our mission to educate and inspire the next generation of climate champions.
Check out this selection of relevant news and updates.
HOT PLANET COOL ATHLETES PROVIDED A CURRENT ENGAGING PRESENTATION THAT MAKES STUDENTS THINK ABOUT THEIR DAY TO DAY CHANGES THEY CAN MAKE TO TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
-Natasha Miles, Banff Community High School, Banff AB, October 2019
THE PRESENTATION WAS FANTASTIC. I WAS SO PLEASED THAT THEY STARTED WITH THE HARD TRUTH AND MOVED INTO INSPIRATION FOR OUR YOUTH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE... PART OF WHAT WE VALUE IN OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM IS INSTILLING HOPE IN OUR YOUTH.
-Lorna Fortin, Vancouver Waldorf School, Vancouver BC, May 2019
THE HPCA ASSEMBLY ENGAGED THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF ALL OF OUR STUDENTS AND GALVANIZED THEM TO COMMIT FURTHER TO BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION TO THIS WORLD-WIDE PROBLEM. WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR VISIT TO OUR SCHOOL!
-Tim McGeer, University Hill Secondary School, Vancouver, BC, May 2019
Thank you so much for booking a Hot Planet Cool Athletes video presentation!
This presentation was developed specifically for Canadian high school students. If you have a younger audience, we ask that you please preview the video to ensure that it is appropriate for their grade level.
The video can be accessed by this link.
The password is here: H0TPlanet!
Discussion Questions/ Knowledge Check questions can be accessed here.
Please ensure that you fill out the short survey at the end of the video each time you present it to a class. This feedback provides vital information that will help us fund and develop future climate education programs!
If you miss the link for the survey- you can find it here.
***We encourage you to spread the news about this program to other educators, but please do not share this link and password publicly. We ask that educators sign up on our website to gain access to the video so we can track how many times it is shared for reporting purposes.
If you would like to book a Protect Our Winters Athlete Ambassador to provide a Zoom intro and Q & A for your presentation we are currently booking for May, June, September, October and November 2021. Please reach out to me directly if you would like to discuss this option.
Once you have watched the video, we suggest you take a look at the other Hot Planet Cool Athletes offerings including:
Student Climate Challenges: Four different individual and group projects developed for high school students with exciting prize incentives from Protect Our Winters Canada and Hot Planet Cool Athletes partners.
Canadian Climate Educators Portal: An extensive library of resources that you can use to develop climate change curriculums for your classroom.
Illuminate Simulation Game: A video game designed to introduce and explore the impacts of climate change through an interactive and educational journey.
We have developed a follow-up Knowledge Check along with Discussion Questions, which can be accessed here.
Because IPCC Graphic Novel: A short graphic novel set in the future and intended to explain how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change does its work.
Thank you again for educating your students, and our leaders of tomorrow on the important issue of climate change. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about the Hot Planet Cool Athletes program, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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