Climate and Young Children: Learning and Development & Community
Children’s access to a robust set of experiences, including interaction with the outdoors, their peers and those who care and educate them is a critical driver of their healthy learning and development. Climate change and environmental degradation threaten children’s access to these opportunities. Come hear from those who are studying these impacts as well as those working on the frontlines and in programs with children as they share their thinking, explore connections, advance solutions, and chart paths forward.
- Sheila Williams Ridge, Co-Director of the Child Development Laboratory School at the University of Minnesota
- Christy Merrick, Director of the Natural Start Alliance
- Antwanye Ford, Co-Chair of the Early Years Climate Action Task Force
- Nat Kendall-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer at the FrameWorks Institute
- Special virtual guest Laura Schifter, Harvard Graduate School of Education Lecturer and Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute
- Moderator Abigail Stewart-Kahn, Managing Director of the Stanford Center on Early Childhood