Lens on Climate Change: Teacher Handbook

Lens on Climate Change: Teacher Handbook


Overview of the Program The Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) program engages middle and high school students in film production documenting the effects of climatic and environmental changes on their lives and in their communities. Middle and high school students are paired with graduate and undergraduate student mentors to research, film, edit, and ultimately screen their films and participate in a panel discussion. Each student group (4—6 students) is guided by both a science and a film mentor through the completion of the project. The science mentors are science graduate students from the University of Colorado; the film mentors are students from the Colorado Film School. Teachers form the liaison between student groups and the program team. The collaborative work with mentors from both a science and a technical career path provides the participating students with a unique way to explore STEM fields and careers.

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