Community-based Climate Change Education in Mexico

Date: February 11, 2016
Location: Webinar

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Education Program Manager, Maria Ghiso, discussed the Rainforest Alliance’s work in Mexico to prepare the next generation of community leaders and environmental stewards to confront the challenges of climate change. A recording of the webinar is available here.

The youth of today are inheriting a world that is quickly changing and it is evident that the education offered to prior generations will no longer adequately prepare today’s students for the challenges that lie ahead.

The Rainforest Alliance is working to address these challenges by designing innovative, hands-on, interdisciplinary education tools that tackle environmental challenges such as deforestation, biodiversity loss and climate change. Using this curricula, we are helping build the capacity of youth and teacher leaders in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico.

Maria Ghiso has been working with the Rainforest Alliance for over 15 years. As manager of the education program, she has developed educational tools that feature global case studies of sustainability and are available for free on the Rainforest Alliance Learning Site. She has also led teacher training workshops around the world including communities in Colombia, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and the United States.

Be sure to check out our Climate Educator Guide and take advantage of the activities outlined there!

To hear about our education work from one of the teachers who participated in the program, please visit our blog.

For more information on the Spanish version of the webinar, please click here.

The Alianza México REDD+ is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID under the terms of its Cooperative Agreement No. AID-523-A-11-00001 implemented by prime recipient The Nature Conservancy and partners (Rainforest Alliance, The Woods Hole Research Center, and Espacios Naturales y Desarrollo Sustentable). The contents and opinions expressed herein are the responsibility of the M-REDD PROGRAM and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID.

To learn more about the work the Rainforest Alliance and the Alianza México REDD+ are doing to help communities in Oaxaca and Chiapas build capacity around issues of climate change, click here.

For more information, please contact Lauryn Gilroy at

Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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