Climate Change Filmmaking Project

The Climate Change Filmmaking Project introduced a select group of DC Public and Charter school teachers and students to the world of film and media arts as a tool and career avenue to explore climate change. Teams of science and visual art/media teachers from wards throughout the city engaged their students in creating one-minute films that explored the local impact of climate change.

Professional Development and Resources

The teams of teachers received professional support and on-going mentoring though a 4 hour professional development on climate change and a one day filmmaking workshop at the American Film Institute (AFI).

This project addresses the following Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4  MS-ESS3-5
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5  HS-ESS3-5
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7  HS-ESS3-6

The following schools are participating: School Without Walls, Oyster Adams Bilingual, Roosevelt SHS, Washington Yu-Ying PCS, Hardy Middle School, Bruce Monroe at Parkview ES, Janney ES, Cardozo EC, Friendship Collegiate Academy, Duke Ellington HS.

The project was created in partnership by DCEEC, Anacostia Watershed Society, DC Greens, Climate Urban Systems Partnership, AFI, Environmental Film Institute, the Center for Inspired Teaching, DCPS and DCPCS. Funding provided by Climate Urban Systems Partnership, the DDOE and DCEEC.

Student films will be shown on March 24th from 4:30-6:30pm at E St. Cinema, screening of the film. Register to attend.

Questions: dceecnaturally@gmail.com

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