Writing a first climate story
Students in a one year urban agriculture food and natural resources program are completing a unit on ecosystems and the environment and biodiversity and connections between living things. The non-human climate story exercise has been a perfect culmination to that work. Some students have been excited to choose animal from one of our new classroom habitats (we have terraria, a vivarium and palludarium with a variety of creatures – as well as a small food farm and indoor grow towers and aquaponics).
After reading the My Climate Story storybank and selcting a story to share with the class, students watched a short video about biodiversity and were asked to write a non-human climate story. Student Maleah Hubert chose to write about coral reefs.