South Dakota

South Dakota adopted the Next Generation Science Standards in 2015 as a means to teach climate change in schools. However, they have done little past this and climate change education has remained stagnant for a number of years. If the state wishes to make forward progress, they need to pass legislation in order to mandate further education.

Climate Issues

  • Rising temperatures
  • Increased intensity of storms


Action Items

Who to Contact?
Secretary of Education: Dr. Joseph Graves
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (605) 773-3134

Find the email Template Advocating for Climate Education here