White House Author
Climate-change Educator, School of Environmental Studies (SES)
Craig Johnson is a dedicated environmental and climate-change educator at the School of Environmental Studies (SES), a 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School in Apple Valley, MN. For over a decade, Craig has been integrating climate change into his classroom curricula through field-based experiences. He has created a wide range of authentic learning opportunities, including school partnerships and exchanges, campus renewable-energy projects, student-led climate-change mitigation activities, and climate change teacher in-service programs. In 2007, he brought high-school students to the Arctic to hear from Native peoples firsthand about the impacts of climate change in their communities. Craig was instrumental in facilitating accreditation by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the SES Education Foundation and has led high-school student and faculty delegations to five UNFCCC international climate-change conferences around the world.