Summer Climate Change Institute for Educators and Youth Climate Leadership Retreat

Summer Climate Change Institute for Educators: July 25-28,  2022

Youth Climate Leadership Retreat: August 9-12, 2022

Summer Climate Change Institute for Educators: July 25-28, 2022

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Join a network of educators for a hands-on exploration of how to teach climate change science, impacts, justice and solutions hosted at North Country School’s spectacular Rock-E House & Basecamp. Using a variety of curricula, interactive workshops, field trips to The Wild Center, 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.   

This summer institute is co-hosted by The Wild Center’s Climate Program and the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith College. The Summer Climate Change Institute for Educators also works in partnership with NOAA’s Office of Education, NOAA’s Climate Program, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Climate Generation, New York State’s Office of Climate Change, NYSERDA, WSP, Action for the Climate Emergency, and North Country School. 

 

COST

  • Residential: $250, includes meals and onsite lodging in shared rooms at the RockE House
  • Non-Residential: $175, tuition only, lodging, and some meals on your own

Eligible for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education credit (CTLE)

Scholarships are available. Click here to fill out a scholarship application. Please inquire about scholarships before completing registration. Applications are due May 20, 2022. 

For more information, contact Jen Kretser, Director of Climate Change Initiatives jkretser@wildcenter.org, 518-359-7800 x138

Click Here to view the DRAFT 2022 Summer Climate Change Institute for Educators agenda. A full agenda for the 2022 Summer Institute will be posted in early April. 

 

LODGING & MEALS

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.

 

On-site Lodging

The full registration fee of $250 includes lodging in the Rock-E House, our home base for the program. The Rock-E house has beautiful, comfortable shared bunk rooms with shared bathrooms. Bunk rooms sleep 3-5 people and are equipped with linens, blankets, a pillow, and a towel. Rooms will be divided by gender and educators 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. 

 

All program participants and speakers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status and upload their vaccination records in the registration form. Keeping all our participants safe and healthy is a priority. We will be taking covid protocols and procedures very seriously, and all programming will adhere to NYS and CDC social distancing and safety guidelines. More specific information will be provided closer to the institute dates. 

 

Off-site Lodging

For those who prefer an off-site lodging option, the Non-Residential registration rate of $175 covers tuition and meals during the day, but not overnight accommodations at the Rock-E House. There are many lodging and Airbnb options in the Lake Placid area. Some options include:

Register Here

This is a two-part registration process. Please make sure to complete both parts below.

1. Fill out the Course Registration Form

COURSE REGISTRATION HERE

2. Purchase a Residential or Non-Residential Ticket

REGISTER HERE RESIDENTIAL HOUSING  TICKET

REGISTER HERE NON RESIDENTIAL HOUSING TICKET 

3. After purchasing a Housing Ticket you will receive a confirmation email.

Youth Climate Leadership Retreat: August 9-12, 2022

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Are you a High School student looking to learn more about climate change impacts, justice, and solutions? Join us for the Youth Climate Leadership Retreat at North Country School’s Rock-E House & Basecamp in Lake Placid, NY. This retreat is a 4-day 3-night experience for high school students to develop valuable skills to lead on climate change in their schools and communities.  

Students are welcome to attend individually but are encouraged to attend with another student from their school as well. This retreat will increase students’ climate literacy and leadership skills through:

  • Dynamic hands-on workshops, presentations, farm tours, and a field trip to The Wild Center
  • Team building activities with other student leaders
  • Outdoor experiences (canoeing, hiking, campfire, etc.)

Cost

The retreat costs $75 for accepted students which includes lodging, meals, admission to The Wild Center, and all retreat activities. Scholarships are available. See below for details.

The Youth Climate Leadership Retreat is co-hosted by The Wild Center’s Climate Program and the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith College. The Leadership Retreat also works in partnership with NOAA’s Office of Education, NOAA’s Climate Program, Adirondack Watershed Institute, New York State’s Office of Climate Change, NYSERDA, WSP, Action for the Climate Emergency, and North Country School. 

 

APPLICATION & AGENDA

Click here to apply. Rolling admissions through Monday, June 6th, 2022. Students will be notified by the end of June 2022. 

Scholarships are available! Click here to apply. The application deadline is June 6th, 2022. 

Click here to view the 2022 Youth Climate Leadership Retreat draft agenda.

 

LODGING & MEALS

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 $75 includes lodging in the RockE House, our home base for the program. The Rock-E house has beautiful, comfortable shared bunk rooms with shared bathrooms. Bunk rooms sleep 3-5 people and are equipped with linens, blankets, a 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. 

All program participants and speakers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status and upload their vaccination records in the registration form. Keeping all our participants safe and healthy is a priority. We will be taking covid protocols and procedures very seriously, and all programming will adhere to NYS and CDC social distancing and safety guidelines. More specific information will be provided closer to the retreat dates. 

 

CONTACT

For more information, contact Elodie Linck, The Jeanne Hutchins Youth Climate Coordinator, at youthclimate@wildcenter.org or at (315) 742-7229.