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About SubjectToClimate™

We envision a world where everyone feels empowered to take action in solving climate change. To create this future, climate action begins in the classroom.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to make climate change teaching and learning accessible to all. By enabling educators from all subjects and grade levels to teach about climate change, we believe that the next generation will be inspired to take climate action.

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Captain Climate

Our mascot, Captain Climate, is a timeless superhero who is ageless, genderless, and race-less to help every student feel empowered to make a change and navigate climate resources. Captain Climate is new yet familiar through its depiction of Earth.

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Our Team

Behind the scenes, we have a talented and hardworking team of former and current teachers, scientists, and climate activists. We are grateful for guidance from our advisory board and board of directors who are experts in their fields.

Meet our team

About Our Work

Our work centers around two primary programs: connectors and integrators. We connect educators to resources, and we collaborate with localized stakeholders to integrate our platform to their needs.

Connectors

We connect educators of all grade levels and subject areas to the resources they need to teach about climate change through our primary connector: our free, easy-to-use hub.

How: We aim to increase the number of hours teachers spend teaching about climate change. We accomplish this by including educators in our development process - from the curation of the resources to the development of the exemplar lesson plans - so that the resources are truly relevant and supplemental to their classroom.

Curated Resources

We curate as well as add teaching tips and scientist notes to resources from partner organizations.

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resource database
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Lessons by teachers

We produce teacher-developed lesson plans that show educators how to integrate climate change into what they already teach.

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News for Students

We partnered with The Juice to provide news articles differentiable by reading level.

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news for students
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Relevant Professional Learning

We curate professional learning opportunities for teachers to deepen their understanding of climate change and teaching pedagogy.

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Interactive support center

In partnership with the MIT Climate Portal, we developed a help center that answers questions about climate science and pedagogical strategies.

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ClimateSocrates Help Center

Integrators

We work with multiple education stakeholders in a state or region to integrate our “Connectors” platform to their local needs. We align our teaching resources to relevant standards and work with their teachers to develop lesson plans on climate issues that resonate with the specific region.

How: “Integrators” aims to build collaborative partnerships to increase teacher confidence when teaching about climate change and increase instructional time spent on climate change.

New Jersey Climate Education Hub

New Jersey Climate hub

New Jersey is the first state to integrate climate change into all subjects and grade levels. In 2021, StC joined the New Jersey Climate Change Education Initiative (NJCCEI) to launch the state’s go-to hub for climate change education resources: the New Jersey Climate Change Education Hub.

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Future state partnerships

We are excited to partner with additional states and regions looking to implement climate education in their schools.

A Case Study of Climate Education

This case study examines New Jersey, the first state in the U.S. to incorporate climate change education across its K-12 learning standards in its 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards update. We look primarily at implementation strategies and key takeaways for other states & groups interested in achieving a similar initiative.

Read the NJ case study
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Involve Teachers

Teachers are our greatest assets in education, and successful integration of climate change education necessitates teacher involvement throughout the process.

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Provide Professional Learning

To effectively integrate climate change education, teachers need access to substantive professional learning and a variety of educational resources, as well as support from school administrators, curriculum supervisors, and school board members.

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Implement Changes Incrementally

Incremental additions of climate change education as part of a regularly occurring standards update seem to effectively encourage teachers to implement the change while minimizing the burden on teachers and schools.

Additional Research Papers

Learn more about research conducted by our research team.

New Jersey Exemplar Lessons

New Jersey Exemplar Lessons

As a result of the measures taken by the StC team to establish quality of their curricular resources, in concert with our reliability study, we can agree and say with confidence that the lesson plan rubric is being used reliably by knowledgeable teachers.

Why partner with SubjectToClimate™?

Join over 60 organizations who have partnered with us to showcase their climate resources on our website.

Benefits of partnerships

StC can function as a feeder for your organizations’ materials. A partnership with StC will enable both of us to elevate our complementary missions.

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State partnership

We are excited to partner with states and districts looking to implement climate education in their schools to create unique hubs that serve their teachers’ needs.

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Request to partner

Interested in partnering with SubjectToClimate™? Contact us and we look forward to discussing a partnership model that mutually serves us.

Support our work

As a nonprofit organization, we are always looking for support to help us in our goal to enhance climate knowledge and inspire action by making climate change teaching and learning accessible to all.

Individual Donations

Your monetary contribution will help us to sustain our operations in order to achieve our mission. You can make an individual donation via paypal, debit, or credit card.

Leave a legacy

Looking to make a larger monetary contribution? Tell us more by emailing grants@subjecttoclimate.org.

Join Our Team

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Volunteer

If you are an educator, you can help us create and review high-quality climate change lessons. Not an educator, but care about our work? Submit a volunteer interest form to find a volunteer opportunity that suits your skills and interests.

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Career Opportunities

We are a growing team and are always looking for new talent to scale our impact! Learn about career opportunities with our many departments: content management, marketing, platform, research, teacher taskforce, scientist reviewers, and more.

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Become an External Reviewer.

If you are an experienced teacher, you can help us improve the quality of our lessons by reviewing lesson plans. Receive a $30 honorarium for each completed lesson review.

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Join our StC Champions Page

Join a community of educators also teaching about climate change.

Teacher Taskforce Cafe

If you want to be part of a teacher community who cares about climate change education, we invite you to our weekly Teacher Taskforce Cafe.

Reach Out

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