Welcome to climatedu!

Climate education made by students, for students.

A refreshing, relatable voice.

Built by driven high school students, this course makes use of what really works in education today.

Not your average online class.

Learning. Ugh. No! Each resource is hand-picked to engage, provoke thought, and inspire.

Filling a gap in the school system.

Many schools severely lack a comprehensive, mandated climate curriculum. We seek to change that!

A built-in classroom.

Students join classes with unique codes. Teachers track progress and view responses from their dashboard.

Our Course

Introduction to Climate Change

What is climate? Explore definitions, Earth’s energy budget, greenhouse gases, our carbon footprint, and current climate models.

Why does climate change matter?

Climate change impacts everything on Earth, causing ocean acidification, heat-related disease, species extinction, and more. Learn about why we should care.

Energy: powering the future

The world runs on... well, what should it run on? Learn about non-renewable and renewable energy sources, and determine what works best for Earth.

Earth's worldwide wasteland

"Out of sight, out of mind." We can forget about items after we throw them in the trash, but their journey continues long after their brief stay with us.

Agriculture and food waste

How does the food on your dinner plate affect the planet? Study how agriculture and food waste contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

Transportation and urbanization

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)... what's it got to do with pollution and land usage? Why do cities need trees? Explore green solutions in an urban world.

What can we do about it?

We're taking steps every day to create a cleaner, safer tomorrow. Discover your part, as well as relevant current legislature and technology.

FAQ

Who is this course most suitable for?

We developed this course with middle and high school students in mind. That being said, it's never too early (or too late!) to learn about our planet and how to better protect it. As parents, feel free to go through these materials with a younger student. We learned quite bit while researching and composing the course--adults, teens, and children alike can benefit from these resources.

I'm a teacher. How can I create my own virtual classroom with climatedu?

Users can choose to create one of two types of accounts: (1) teacher accounts, and (2) student accounts. When you register as a teacher, you'll also choose a unique class code and share it with the students in your class. Students can use these codes to join classes from their dashboard after logging into their account. You'll be able to see students' course progress, as well as their written prompt responses. You'll also be able to provide feedback and approve course completion.

I'm a student. What if I'm not in a formal class?

Instead of having a teacher review the your responses and approve course completion, our team will review the responses of any independent student. We’ll be your teachers, and you can ask us questions anytime at hello@climatedu.org!

I'm a student. What do I get for completing this course?

First, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to effectively identify and address climate issues that our society faces today. You'll be able to teach others about these issues, too! You'll also receive a certificate upon completion, and a package of sustainable incentives (while supplies last).

Where should I go to report an issue, ask a question, or leave feedback?

Our team is available at hello@climatedu.org, or leave a message by visiting the "Contact Us" page. Happy inquiring!

How long does this course take to complete?

Our course has seven units. If you're consistently spending one or two hours per day on the material, you should be able to finish in a few weeks. However, everyone moves at their own pace when learning new knowledge, so don't be surprised if you take more time (or less time!) to make it through the full course.

Have a question? Reach out to hello@climatedu.org!