Meet COP21 Education Ambassador Beckie Alexander!

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ECKIE ALEXANDER, EDUCATION AMBASSADOR
November 4, 2015

As our COP21 Window Into Paris program approaches, we will be featuring an educator in our delegation each week to share their thoughts on the program and how they plan to incorporate their experience at the UN climate change negotiations into their classrooms.

This week’s featured educator is Beckie Alexander, an eighth grade Earth Science teacher at the Breck School in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Beckie is also the co-chair of the Breck Sustainability Committee, and plans to connect with her whole school community during her Window Into Paris experience.

Beckie competing in the Arctic Circle Race, 2014
Beckie competing in the Arctic Circle Race, 2014

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In 2013-2014 Beckie was on sabbatical looking at the impact of climate change on glaciers that she had visited previously.

In 2013-2014 Beckie was on sabbatical looking at the impact of climate change on glaciers that she had visited previously.

Excerpt from video: “I want to be the one that opens up to [my students] how a UN negotiation works,” says Beckie. “And then ultimately I want them to be writing a position statement on climate change, and hopefully we as educators will be able to give those to representatives from the United States, so that they can see and hear the voice of students who are educated and knowledgeable in this topic.”