CAMP CLIMATEDU 2021

A 10-week adventure into sustainability*

*10 weeks is a lot! Even if you can't attend every class this summer, we still encourage you to register and participate in any capacity :)

Want to take our course with a community of excited fellow learners? Here's your opportunity to become a Sustainabuddy. This summer, we'll be hosting CAMP CLIMATEDU, and you're invited! We'll develop a deeper understanding of the climate together, through pondering discussion questions as a class, playing educational games, and getting active with independent projects.

WHAT: a 10-week, action-packed adventure into sustainability

WHO: middle and high school students (but anyone is welcome to join us!)

WHEN: from June 23 to August 25, Wednesdays @ 4:30-6 PM Eastern Time

WHERE: anywhere, virtually over Zoom

WHY: to name a few of the many reasons...

  • students (you!) are incredibly valuable in saving our planet from a climate disaster—the first step is to learn more!
  • attending CAMP CLIMATEDU is completely free :)
  • if you complete the course with us, you'll receive a sustainable gift (such as solar-charging power banks, reusable straws, plantable pencils, climate-positive notebooks, or anything else students suggest!)

CAMP CLIMATEDU Course Instructors

Vivian Li

University of Southern California

Bracklinn Williams

Princeton University

Michelle Wong

Richard Montgomery HS

Emily Johns

Montgomery Blair HS

CAMP CLIMATEDU Tentative Course Schedule

Class 1 (June 23, 2021):

  • icebreakers and a course debrief
  • introduction to climate basics— with a presentation and educational games

Class 2 (June 30, 2021):

  • a recap of climate basics with class discussion and an interactive activity
  • introduction to our longest unit, "Why does climate change matter?"

Class 3 (July 7, 2021):

  • discussion questions and reflection upon climate impacts
  • game review and introduction to the second half of Unit 2
  • introduction to personal projects

Class 4 (July 14, 2021):

  • each student picks their personal project focus
  • class-bonding icebreaker activities
  • interactive review of climate impacts
  • introduction to energy sources with educational games

Class 5 (July 21, 2021):

  • independent or collaborative work time for students' personal projects
  • interactive energy activities and energy source exploration
  • introduction to Unit 4: Waste

Class 6 (July 28, 2021):

  • independent or collaborative work time for students' personal projects
  • a recap on waste with games and data visualizers
  • introduction to Unit 5: Food

Class 7 (August 4, 2021):

  • class discussion about the impact of food choices
  • our first speaker panel!
  • asynchronous progression through Unit 6: Transportation

Class 8 (August 11, 2021):

  • educational games and class discussion about the impact of transportation choices
  • our second speaker panel!
  • a brief introduction to Unit 7: Urbanization

Class 9 (August 18, 2021):

  • interactive activity to recap topics in urbanization
  • student presentations of their personal projects
  • introduction to climate solutions

Class 10 (August 25, 2021):

  • cumulative recap of our full course with educational games
  • celebrate with class-bonding games
  • closing ceremony—distribution of certificates and recognition for students with full attendance and course completion!

Spend your summer with the Sustainabuddies! We can't wait to learn with you. If you have any questions about CAMP CLIMATEDU, please reach out to us via our email or contact form.

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