At this point Virginia has no framework in place to teach climate change in K-12 schools and any attempt to implement legislation to change this has been shut down. If Virginia hopes to make any forward progress, they will have to start passing legislation which mandates the teaching of climate change in classrooms.

Climate Issues

  • Rising sea levels and coastal retreat
  • Increasing intensity of tropical storms
  • Loss of tidal marshes


Action Items

Who to Contact?
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lisa Coons

Phone: 804-225-2057

Find the email Template Advocating for Climate Education here