Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education: July 22-24, 2020



    Our team is coming to your screens this summer for a virtual version of our Summer Institute for Teachers.

    Climate change solutions are made in the classroom, at home, and within our communities. Let’s make the most out of our current situation by reimagining what education can be and how we can build opportunities for climate change solutions together! Virtual learning experiences offer a unique opportunity to make connections across our public and at-home learning spaces that don’t exist in the traditional system.

    This three-day experience will take you beyond your computer screen and into your backyard and neighborhood to do authentic scientific and social data collection, move your body, and make observations of the world around you. On-screen time will be segmented into at most two-hours at a time, and small group online experiences will occur daily, as well as optional evening events. 

    This conference is the result of a collaboration between The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.


    Date: July 22-24, 2020. We ask that you be available from 10:00am – 5:00pm EST.

    Location: Your living room, neighborhood, and online!

    Registration: $150

    Application Deadline: July 13

    Teachers are encouraged to attend with cross-disciplinary teams or cohorts from their school district. 

    20 Hours of Continuing Education

    2 Graduate Credits (optional)


    Please visit Climate Generation’s website for additional information and a registration link.

    For questions, contact Megan Van Loh, Climate Generation Senior Education Coordinator, at

Youth Climate Leadership Retreat: August 5-7, 2020

Youth Climate Leadership Retreat 

August 5-7, 2020

North Country School’s Rock-E House & Basecamp, Lake Placid NY



    The Youth Climate Leadership Retreat is an intensive 3 day 2 night experience for participants of The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program to develop valuable skills to lead on climate change in their schools and communities.  

    We invite up to 2 students per school district to attend this 3-day 2-night retreat where participants will increase their climate literacy and leadership skills through:

    • Dynamic hands on workshops and presentations
    • Team building activities with other student leaders
    • Outdoor experiences (canoeing, hiking, campfire, etc.)

    The retreat costs $25 for accepted students. If cost is a barrier, please contact Kali DeMarco at and we will work with you. 


    Click here to apply. Application deadline is May 1, 2020. Students will be notified by the end of May.

    Click here to view the 2020 Youth Climate Leadership Retreat draft agenda.


    All meals will be provided by the Rock-House & Basecamp. They work to source local, organic, and sustainably-produced menu items, including many items from North Country School’s farm. Please be sure to indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences in the registration form.

    The registration fee of $25 includes lodging in the RockE House, our home base for the program. The RockE house has beautiful, comfortable shared bunk rooms with shared bathrooms. Bunk rooms sleep 3-5 people and are equipped with linens, blankets, pillow, and a towel. Rooms will be divided by gender and students may indicate on the registration form if they would like to share a room with a specific person. There are 4 shared bathrooms throughout the house with at least 1 on each floor. Please click here for photos of the property. 


    For more information, contact Youth Climate Program Coordinator Kali DeMarco at or at (315) 742-7229.