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On April 22, 2022, students from Spokane Public Schools, community organizers, and staff from Gonzaga University’s Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment gathered for an Earth Day demonstration. Student involvement in this event was organized by the Lewis and Clark High School Environmental Club in conjunction with the Student Advisory Council on Climate Change (SAC3).

SAC3 is a student-led advisory committee that provides student perspectives on climate education to the Spokane Public Schools’ Board of Directors and works alongside District Administrators to incorporate updated climate curriculum in K-12 grade levels. The committee is currently made up of students from six different schools, spanning grades 7 – 12.

Spokane Public Schools also partners with the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment to use educational resources provided by ClimeTime grants in order to help meet the students’ needs for a more comprehensive climate science curriculum. Hear from SAC3 members, as well as Gonzaga University and Spokane Public Schools’ staff, about the impact this incredible group of students is aiming to have on their community, and in their environment.