Educators will use Climate Generation’s curriculum, Next Generation Climate, (NGC) as the focus for the Summer Institute. NGC is a 6-lesson, interdisciplinary, middle school curriculum that has students investigate the cause of the global temperature change, research the major repercussions of climate change, and find out how they can monitor and minimize those repercussions. The institute will be featuring experts and scientists from the colleges and surrounding area who are doing research and studying climate change. St. John’s University has a 3,000 acre Arboretum that we will tour and use for outdoor activities, a solar array with educational opportunities, LEED certified buildings, and many more features that will add to the hands-on learning of the Institute.
Participants will have the opportunity to: