Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) is a charity that aims to provide clarity for children and young people about climate change and global warming.
We want children to have access to unbiased information and hope to bring the important issues to life for both children and their teachers. We will be sharing the personal experiences of Arctic explorers, such as David Hempleman-Adams (pictured right), looking at the latest science and information, and asking how climate change is affecting the people and wildlife of the Arctic and the rest of the world.
Using the latest research and first hand experiences of the Arctic we will investigate climate change as it’s happening now…
Wicked Weather Watch for schools
WWW offers a unique insight into climate change, providing up to the minute resources for lessons and assemblies as well as opportunities to hear directly from people who have visited the Arctic.
We want children and young people to feel fully informed about climate change through their schools, helping them to answer questions such as:
- What is the difference between climate change and global warming?
- What is the impact of climate change in the Arctic and elsewhere?
- What can I do to protect our planet and fight climate change?
We provide teachers with innovative materials that meet the KS1 and KS2 curriculum, alongside training on how to integrate climate change into everyday teaching in the classroom.
The Wicked Weather Watch team
David Hempleman-Adams, Founder and Explorer
“We hear about global warming on the news, but it can be difficult for people to fully appreciate the threat until it directly impacts them. I’ve seen massive changes since 1982 when I first went to the Arctic. Our planet is ours to look after. Children think about this from a very early age, which is why Wicked Weather Watch is so important.”
Professor Terry Callaghan
“It is my generation’s responsibility to pass on to the next generation the love and respect of those natural environments most vulnerable to change and to give them the scientific tools to understand how to protect them”.
Gill Johnson, Director
“Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Being able to really engage and inspire younger children to take action, however small, is not only vital, it is also so much fun!”
Rhianna Davies-Smith, Education & Projects Coordinator
“Young people deserve the right to be educated about climate change. Being able to teach and empower students is an amazing feeling and one that keeps me inspired to continue to be a part of the climate movement every day.”
WWW is looking for our next Director. Will that be you?
We are seeking a talented charity professional with experience of running a small charity, or with relevant programme or management experience who is ready to make the move to charity leadership.
WWW is a great organisation to work for with an amazing, committed and passionate team of staff, volunteers and trustees. We are on the cusp of scaling up, with a number of exciting opportunities on the horizon that would make a real difference in the lives of young people and how they engage with the natural world around them.
If this sounds like an organisation you would like to lead, we’d love to hear from you. Read the full job description and how to apply. Closing date: 5pm, Monday 12th July 2021.