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The climate crisis is the big agenda for young people

Many feel anxious and are unclear how they can contribute to solutions. They’re turning to their teachers to help them navigate this.

Protect Our Future provides science-based learning resources to equip 11–16-year-olds with knowledge and understanding that goes beyond the headlines. By sharing engaging activities, we’re enabling them to develop tools to take the lead in climate conversations, changing their attitudes and behaviors, and shaping minds for the future.

Equipping educators

We’re creating bite-sized and curriculum-linked content to support educators to explore these issues in the classroom. Our free digital platform will provide a trusted source of science-based knowledge, inspiration and practical actions to drive positive impact in schools and within communities. And we aren’t doing this in isolation – we’re collaborating with forward-thinking young people, schools, universities, brands and leading charities to Protect our Future together.

Increasing science capital

Our approach aims to empower young people from all backgrounds with science-based skills that will allow them to Protect Our Future and take control of the climate crisis. Inspired by Prof Louise Archer’s Science Capital approach whereby growing awareness of where science is in our lives and understanding will enable everyone to access science.

Through our expert resources, materials and short films we make it clear that science is behind every action we take and is intrinsic to solving challenges like climate change.

We’re building on our tried and tested STEM Crew education model, developed by the 1851 Trust and used in over 50% of UK secondary schools and 40 countries worldwide.

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