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Environmental Science PhD Student Lena Champlin Publishes Children’s Book on Climate Change

A photo of Lena Champlin holding a copy of her new children's book Coco's Fire next to an image of the book's cover

January 10, 2022

The idea began with Lena Champlin's community outreach work at the Academy of Natural Sciences. One day, she asked a young girl what she knew about climate change. The child's caretaker jumped in to say, "Oh no — we don't talk about climate change."

This led the fourth-year environmental science doctoral student to consider the questions: At what age do we begin talking to children about climate change? How can we talk about climate change in an accessible way for children? And how can we talk about it in a way that is inspiring, rather than upsetting?

Read the feature on the COAS Website