Through our Climate Kids programs, youth learn about climate change impacts unique to their communities and have the tools necessary to make educated decisions about how to protect our planet in the future.
Explore our Climate Kids community programs below.
Climate Kids - San Diego piloted the use of science activities, storytelling, and art to provide youth education on climate change in the south coast ecoregion. Through partnerships with local scientists and educators, we focus on local natural resource conservation actions with an emphasis on climate change impacts to our oceans, coasts, and the unique biodiversity and species of the region.
Climate Kids teaching resources are available for all educators—formal and informal—to check out at our Climate Kids Hub at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Climate Kids - Mexico is a collaborative partnership that implements a unique approach to training high school students to deliver the Climate Kids program in elementary and middle school classes. The program has a positive impact in Tijuana and Northern Baja through its environmental stewardship activities, workshops, and outreach.
Climate Kids - Tribes began as a collaborative event with the Pala Band of Mission Indians and has since grown in scope to serve Tribal Nations across the Southwestern United States. Through invitation, Climate Kids activities have been brought to Tribal Earth Day events, youth field trips, school programs, and community events for the whole family.
Climate Kids teaching resources are available for Tribal educators to check out at our two Climate Kids Hubs hosted at the Pala Environmental Department (Northern San Diego Tribes) and the Manzanita Environmental and Natural Resources Department (Southern San Diego Tribes).
As part of the USDA Climate Hub's Climate Smart Caribbean project, we are creating a set of Explorer Backpacks and place-based educational activities about the regional impacts of climate change to the food system and climate-smart agriculture practices in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Stay tuned!
Climate Kids - Puerto Rico represents a partnership with the Puerto Rican NGO Para La Naturaleza, under the umbrella of the Climate Science Alliance’s DUNAS project, where we are collaborating with local communities, citizen scientists, and youth to assist in coastal dune restoration and climate education.