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 - 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 - 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.
Climate Kids - Washington is a collaborative project with the Parent Partnership Program of the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Through partnerships with local parents and educators, we focus on local natural resource conservation actions with an emphasis on climate change impacts to oceans, coasts, and the unique biodiversity and species of the region.
Climate Science Alliance affiliated artist, Audrey Carver, worked with Costa Rican NGO Amigas de las Americas to bring Climate Kids messages and programming to South America. Students participated in hands-on learning activities and created large scale murals to encourage their communities to protect the environment.
The Climate Science Alliance team is currently working with educators at the Desert Research Institute to connect climate messages to students and educators across Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona. Climate Kids - Nevada will focus on relevant climate impacts associated with drought, high temperatures, and food security.
Through our Climate Kids - Orange County program, students at Fulbright Montessori Academy in Lake Forest, CA engaged in hands-on science, storytelling, and art activities and learned to share the climate story at a special Earth Day Assembly.
Equipped with a climate change mad lib and storytelling finger puppets, Climate Science Alliance partner and Affiliated Artist Cynthia Matzke (Spiral Pacific) brought our Climate Kids activities to the Arctic for Inuit Tribal communities in Greenland and Canada. Climate Science Alliance staff helped tailor activities to the local Inuit stories of Sedna, or the Mother of the Sea.
Climate Kids - St. Louis was created through a partnership between Artscope - St. Louis and Climate Science Alliance Director Dr. Amber Pairis, with a focus on supporting youth engagement on climate change and natural resource conservation through storytelling, art, and science. The children's work focused on reusable and recycled materials and explored mixed media formats that explored climate change themes. The work was displayed at the National Adaptation Forum held in May 2015 in St. Louis, MO in conjunction with other art-related events organized by the Climate Science Alliance team.
In 2014 as the Climate Science Alliance was being formed, the Climate and Youth Engagement Partnership was formulated as the first collaborative youth climate project. Developed by Climate Science Alliance Director Dr. Amber Pairis in conjunction with the California Adaptation Forum held in August 2014 in Sacramento, CA, this unique and exciting art and youth engagement partnership laid the foundation for the creation of Climate Kids. Displays of youth artwork, live storytelling sessions, and displays from local artists were part of Art@CAF, a program developed by Dr. Pairis for the first California Adaptation Forum. This project was implemented collaboratively by a team of partners from the Crocker Art Museum, Powerhouse Science Center, Sacramento Public Library, and the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife & the Department of Water Resources.
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