Climate Champions

Funded by UC San Diego Social Sciences Climate Action Lab, this pilot project advances the recommendations of the UC-CSU ECCLPS (Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit) to educate all California students about climate change and climate solutions.

Leveraging the university in service of K12 and community, our team brings together people from UC San Diego CREATE, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Education Studies.

Climate Champions aims to get

more teaching, learning, and action

on the climate crisis in K12 schools by:

  • Working with expert teachers, youth, and university partners to create and curate climate curriculum,

  • Sharing climate education resources that meet the needs of students and teachers,

  • Building a community of committed Climate Champions to bend the curve of global warming.

Save the Date

Climate Champions Virtual Summit  

May 22, 2021 
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Music & community building
8:30 – 9:00am & 2:30 – 3:00pm
Free
Registration opens April 2, 2021

The Climate Champions Virtual Summit—on the International Day of Biological Diversity—is open to all who share an interest in and commitment to climate education, including high school and college students, teachers and administrators, and community educators. 

Sessions will center diverse voices and youth perspectives, present Climate Champions curriculum designed by teachers, and invite learning about climate justice, climate communication strategies, climate solutions, and Indigenous knowledge.

Sign up to stay updated about the conference , as well as other Climate Champion opportunities and resources!

Climate Champions acknowledges that we work on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Kumeyaay people. They have stewarded this land since time immemorial and continue to thrive here today.

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