Bringing climate change to the classroom

Photo provided by Tammy Mills. 
Jennifer Ey speaks to students at Hillside elementary. April 22, 2016.Photo provided by Tammy Mills. Jennifer Ey speaks to students at Hillside elementary. April 22, 2016.
Photo provided by Tammy Mills. Students ask Jennifer Ey questions after her presentation on April 22, 2016.

Photo provided by Tammy Mills. Students ask Jennifer Ey questions after her presentation on April 22, 2016.

Photo provided by Tammy Mills. Students listening and leaning into Jennifer Ey's presentation on April 22, 2016.

Photo provided by Tammy Mills. Students listening and leaning into Jennifer Ey’s presentation on April 22, 2016.

Photo provided by Tammy Mills. Jennifer Ey speaking with Niskayuna students on April 22, 2016.

Photo provided by Tammy Mills. Jennifer Ey speaking with Niskayuna students on April 22, 2016.

Jennifer Ey, Chief of Staff for the Special Representative to the Arctic visited Niskayuna schools on April 22 to talk about climate change and its effects on the environment. Ey also works with the Arctic Council, which is a group of seven nations that strives to promote cooperation and interaction between the indigenous communities and other arctic inhabitants on issues which are central to the arctic community.

When speaking with students, Ey touched on some of the changes that have occurred in the arctic over the past fifty years due to global warming, including: shrinking glaciers, changing migration habits, and rising sea levels.

Ey visited seventh graders at Van Antwerp middle school and the third and fifth graders at Hillside elementary.