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Climate Champions 

Tackling the climate crisis requires creating climate champions of all ages—people who are educated on climate science, passionate about addressing the climate crisis, and engaged in concrete efforts to “bend the curve” of global warming. Thus, Climate Champions aims to get more teaching, learning, and action on the climate crisis in regional schools. Climate Champions was launched in the Spring of 2020 as part of a pilot project funded by the UC San Diego Social Sciences Climate Action Lab.  Climate Champions leverages the university in service of K12 and community, our team brings together people from UC San Diego CREATE, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography,

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What We Do

Work with expert teachers, youth, and university partners to create and curate climate curriculum.

Share climate education resources that meet the needs of students and teachers.

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

Upcoming Events

Climate Champions
Design Summit

$300 Stipend and Understanding Global Change Modeling Kit
In-Person Event

Experience a sequence of learning on a local climate-based phenomenon. From exploration of this phenomenon, you will learn how to use the Understanding Global Change (UGC) framework with students to construct models and evidence-based explanations in any unit of instruction.

When: June 10th and 11th OR August 5th and 6th.  

Where: UC San Diego

Climate Champions
Community of Practice

"Office Hours" for Understanding Global Change and Climate-based Phenomena

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Meet with Dr. Jessica Bean, the Principal Author and Project Designer for Understanding Global Change.  Learn about new curriculum resources, phenomena, and ways to apply Understanding Global change to your classroom.

When:  4:30pm - 6:00pm on 4/4 and 5/2.

Where: Virtually via Zoom 

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