Climate Action Schools


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Our mission: Climate Education for all.

Imagine a world in which young people across seven continents connect virtually and solve one of the world’s most pressing challenges: Climate Change.

The Climate Action Schools Program is a paid, year-long project allowing schools, districts, and networks with students ages 5-18 to collaborate at local and global levels on environmental topics.

Over the course of the project, classrooms explore the causes and effects of climate change, develop solutions, and take action as a school community.

Global
Collaboration

Digital Agency & Action

Project Based Learning

Equity, Access, & Inclusion

Recognition of Learning

  • 10 month, school-wide climate education learning experience
  • Grade Levels: K-12
  • Certifications: Certified Climate Action Educator, Certified School Climate Coordinator, Certified Climate Action School
  • Community of Practice for Educators and School Coordinators
  • Guided schoolwide data collection and data visualization (carbon), school-to-school international virtual exchanges, school assembly and home/community communications, schoolwide climate project, tree planting experience
  • Monthly communications from supporting school for parents and community

EARLY ACCESS,
EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR GLOBAL SCHOOLS.

We are excited to open Early Access to the Climate Action Schools Program for a select number of schools for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Our Current Climate Action Schools join as:

  • Full country commitments
  • Public, private, charter, international school networks
  • Education interest communities
  • Individual schools
  • After School clubs and alternative and home school programs

Benefits for Schools, Educators, and Students.

Climate Action Schools

Climate Action Schools join for the year-long program with:

  • Opportunity to join as part of a global network of like-minded schools from around the world
  • School-wide certification and recognition
  • School-wide carbon audit with data visualization for impact 
  • Enhanced school culture and teacher well-being
  • School-to-home and school-to-community opportunities
  • International, national, and local media coverage and guidance

Timeline for 2023-2024 Program.

Jan-July 2023Registration Period
April 2023Schools Pilot Program
September 2023School Onboarding and Climate Coordinator Training
October 2023Educator Training and Certification
Nov-Dec 2023Climate Action Day and Kick Off Events
January-April 2024Climate Action Schools Classroom Experiences
May-June 2024Reflection, Reporting, Recognition, and Certification

Our 2022-2023 Climate Action Schools .

A Year of Climate Education: Program Preview .

5 Steps to Get Your School Started.

  • Share information with your school team
  • Schedule a Virtual Introduction Call
  • Receive acceptance and onboarding
  • Prepare for a year of taking action for the planet!

Questions from the Community.

Answer:

The Climate Action Schools Program is designed for anyone, anywhere. We are a global education non-profit organization with a mission of climate education for all, thus our programs are designed for all PreK-12 students and their teachers.

Answer:

No prior experience required. We believe that in order to tackle the climate crisis, every citizen needs to take actions for change. We also believe education is the best path forward – with students and teachers leading the way. Therefore, we see climate at all levels and across the curriculum embedded into math, humanities, sciences, arts, and more.

Our program is designed for schools ready to learn and to act. No previous experience in climate action is necessary.

Answer:

No prior experience required. Our program brings teachers and students from different parts of the world together in a shared experience through use of technology and innovative teaching and learning practices. We will guide classrooms every step of the way. No previous experience with technology is necessary.

Answer:

All program and instructional materials will be supplied, including (1) onboarding materials, (2) teacher trainings, (3) school activities, (4) class activities, (5) school-to-home communications, and (6) school-to-community communications.

Schools and classrooms will need access to reliable Wifi connection and devices.

Schools will also participate in a tree planting ceremony so will need to plan to gather needed supplies: tree/seedling and gardening tools.

Answer:

The program is designed for flexibility. Each class participating in the program should plan to commit a minimum of 1-2 hours/ week for four weeks to the activities. Some classes will want to commit more time.

A designated school coordinator acting as the program lead on site should plan to dedicate about 2-3 additional hours/ week for four weeks.

Overall, we aim to not add more to the day, but to enhance the current school and class learning experience embedding planet–positive actions into daily routines and lessons.

Answer:

Everyone will be encouraged to participate. A designated person at the school will serve as the site coordinator. All PreK-12 classrooms, including arts, PE, library, etc, are invited to join in.

Information for parents and community members will be provided as well.

Answer:

The Climate Action Schools Program is rooted in inquiry, empathy, and exploration. Activities will include: 

  • Schoolwide Asset Finding Mission: to determine what is “working well” with connections to climate and also well-being/ social-emotional learning
  • Virtual Exchange: connecting with global classrooms via online meetings with opportunities for feedback and mentoring
  • Connections to Self, School, Community, and World: view of climate action as a system visualizing collective action as impact
  • Carbon Calculations: use of mobile app to track actions and impact 
  • Documentation of Impact: research, data collecting, publishing, and storytelling
  • Tree Planting Experience: research to identify and understand keystone species and plant a tree in a place of honor on campus or in community
  • Celebrations of Learning: opportunities to bring community together in moments of celebration both in global events and school events 
  • Community Connections: opportunities to engage local community with media, community experts, and school-to-community partnerships 

Answer:

The Climate Action Schools Program brings a new approach to professional development. As opposed to trainings and PD that are separate from instruction, we believe in connected learning experiences with teachers and students entering as co-learners in the process of taking action.

We provide webinars, learning materials, and guided experiences with human-centered design and innovative methodologies.

We put people first and prioritize five-star “customer service” ensuring that every question receives a response.

We are partners in learning and partners in action. As part of the Early Access program, all schools and participants will be able to earn:

  • Climate Action School Certification
  • Climate Action Educator Level 1 and Level 2 Certifications 
  • Climate Action School Specialist Certifications

Answer:

Absolutely! Our experience is collaborative and connected! Get ready to meet teachers and students who look and live differently from you. Schools are paired up and classes are age-matched for school-to-school and class-to-class interactions. Guided synchronous and asynchronous learning is incorporated into every week. 

  • Global Schools: opportunities for all 200 schools to come together in online events, online community, and webinars 
  • School-to-School: opportunities to share with your Partner School 
  • Class-to-Class: opportunities to work together with age–matched classrooms in virtual exchanges and in online community spaces. 

Answer:

For the months of April, May, and June, our #1 priority is to be ready to answer your questions on the Early Access program. We’d love to hear from you with your little questions, your big questions, or even if you just want to say hi! Message us HERE, and we will be back in touch right away!

Climate Action Schools Community Portal

Climate Action Educators gain access to join our online community of practice with educators from around the world.

  • Private online community for climate action educators 
  • Community-first space focused on collaboration and global collegiality 
  • Digital badging and microcredentials 
  • Lesson sharing, learning experiences, and networking 
  • Exclusive opportunities to interact with international partners, including LEGO, UN, Cartoon Network, and NASA

Climate Action Project

Award winning global collaboration project for international teachers and students.

  • 145+ countries represented
  • Over 3.4 million participants
  • Curriculum co-authored and endorsed by World Wildlife Fund
  • Bringing focus to climate education since 2017

Climate Action Day

Join us for our annual online global event welcoming the best minds in climate education from around the world. Streamed live to COP26 in Glasgow and to schools worldwide.

  • Celebration showcasing student and schools projects
  • Student-centered, worldwide event
  • Presentations by world leaders and climate experts
  • Opportunities for partnership and media coverage

EarthProject Classroom App

The EarthProject app allows teachers and students to track and show positive impact of action. 

  • Free iOS and Android mobile apps
  • Teaches and motivates for reducing carbon and plastic waste
  • Track tree plantings 
  • Work as a team and earn badges

A global community of support.

It has been life-changing for many of my students and their families.
I found that absolutely thrilling.

Climate change is real. All around the world where the patterns are changing and affecting people, animals and the environment. To tackle this growing crisis we have to take action. We have to change mindsets.

We need youth’s creativity to repair our planet. We need students to invent and to innovate – to think beyond where we are now and to be optimist about our future.

Young people are on the frontline in the fight against climate change and will bear the greatest consequences of inaction. But, through changes to their own lifestyles and activist movements, they are also playing an important and growing role in pushing government and business leaders for a better response.

Schools and colleges can act as ‘levellers’ to enable all young people to have a minimum level of nature experience, when the opportunities and encouragement they get at home may differ enormously.

It was an amazing experience for the teacher and the students. The participation in this global community made us feel empowered and we appreciated the small yet essential changes in our everyday life we can all do to protect our planet.

I love to participate and that the students perceive that many young people just like them participate in the same actions and also have the intention that caring for the planet is a reality.

We’re really looking forward to understanding what state will be the second state to work together with New Jersey because we can’t do it on our own.

Our Climate Action Schools provide something for everyone. It allows our students to be involved in a front-and-center issue and have meaningful interaction and dialogue and be part of it, no matter what their ability level is.

At the end of the day, the greatest single impact on student outcomes is teachers.

Our climate action partners.

 

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