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Amid a season of heat waves and wildfire smoke, a new curriculum is urging Manitoba teachers to normalize climate change conversations in classrooms and it provides tips on how to do just that in 2023-24.

Green Minds has released Climate Hope, a free e-book that aims to help educators overcome fears about the planet’s future and build confidence to introduce the anxiety-inducing topic in a way that empowers students to take action.

“If we don’t have experiences out in our community or outside, it’s going to be really challenging — and I would say, impossible — for kids to care for it,” said Scott Durling, a teacher who edited the eco-anxiety guide published last week.

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