Summer Climate Change Institute for Educators

July 12, 2023 - July 14, 2023

All Day

Aerial view of Candice Lake
Finger Lakes Institute and Hobart Williams Smith Colleges
601 Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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Join a network of educators for a hands-on exploration of how to teach climate change science, impacts, justice and solutions hosted at the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. Using a variety of curricula, interactive workshops, field trips, and guest speakers, educators will examine youth-driven, action-oriented strategies for bringing climate change solutions into their classrooms or organizations. Curriculum and program planning time is incorporated into the program, and educators are welcome to attend in teams from their district/organization. Content is best suited for educators that work with middle to high school aged youth across all disciplines. Residential and non-residential options available.

The Climate Change Educator Retreat is co-hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith College and The Wild Center. Partners include NOAA’s Office of Education, NOAA’s Climate Program, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Climate Generation, New York State’s Office of Climate Change, NYSERDA, and Action for the Climate Emergency.


Residential: $160, includes meals and onsite lodging on campus at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Non-Residential: $110, tuition only, lodging and some meals on your own

Eligible for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education credit (CTLE)

Scholarships are available (participant travel to and from the Institute is not included)


Registration is open through May 22, 2023. See below for Scholarship Application information and deadline.


We are pleased to be able to offer a select number of scholarships to cover the cost of registration for educators who do not have access to professional development funding. Please inquire about and apply for the scholarship PRIOR to completing the general registration application. Click here to access the scholarship application. Scholarship applications are due May 8, 2023.


For more information, contact Nadia Harvieux, Associate Director for Educational Programs at the Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


View the Draft Agenda
View the Retreat Flyer