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Gen-Z Media, Earth Rangers


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Climate Action

Resource Type

  • Podcast

Regional Focus

Global, North America, Oceania

Like the Sea Levels, We Rise!

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  • This podcast episode features conversations with Varsha Yajman and Brianna Aspinal about ways people are peacefully protesting climate change. 
  • Students will learn, from a teen's perspective, about the many ways their peers are taking action.
Teaching Tips


  • This podcast is engaging and entertaining, and the unique point-of-view will be especially easy for students to connect with. 
  • Students will learn about many facets of climate change activism.

Additional Prerequisites

  • An ad plays during this podcast. 
  • Students should have some prior knowledge about climate change. 


  • Connections can be made in social studies classes when learning about civic engagement and activism, or in language arts classes working on storytelling or persuasive speaking.
  • After listening and discussing, have students research a climate activist or movement that they connect with, then create a one-pager about the work that is being done. 
  • As an extension, have students research the top climate solutions and outline ways of incorporating them into their household, school, and/or community. 
Scientist Notes
In this episode, the host talks about climate action and speaks to two experts. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.6.9-12 Use disciplinary and interdisciplinary lenses to understand the characteristics and causes of local, regional, and global problems; instances of such problems in multiple contexts; and challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address these problems over time and place.
      • D4.7.9-12 Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
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