Summer Institute for Climate Change Education: July 28-30, 2021



    Teachers, we know that virtual burnout is real, and that we’re all looking forward to more predictable, safe, and in-person learning environments. In the meantime, the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education is here to nurture you with respite, connection, and inspiration as we look ahead to a more stable school year.

     Despite the challenges of COVID, climate change remains a critical issue, and students are eager to learn and take action. Join the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education with Climate Generation, a virtual conference full of powerful and engaging keynote speakers, meaningful discussion about the intersection of social justice and climate change, and restorative experiences to prepare for a fresh school year.

    Hosted in partnership between Climate Generation The Wild Center and NOAA’s Climate Office this impactful 3-day online training is open to teachers from all backgrounds and subjects. Learn new tools, skills, and resources to teach climate change in science, social studies, ELA, environmental studies, geography, art, math, and more.


    Date: July 28-30, 2021. We ask that you be available from 10:00am – 5:00pm EST.

    Location: Your living room, neighborhood, and online!

    Registration: $250. Scholarships available.

    Application Deadline: July 19

    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 Seth Spencer, Climate Generation’s Teach Climate Network Coordinator, at

Youth Climate Leadership Recharge: August 2021

Youth Climate Leadership Recharge 

August 5 & 7, 2021

The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY



    The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program invites all high school students interested in increasing their climate literacy and leadership skills to participate in a Leadership Recharge day held at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. This skill building and educational experience is offered on 2 different days in August (see dates below).

    The Leadership Recharge is a day-long experience from 12:00pm to 8:00pm designed for high school students to develop valuable skills to learn about climate science, connect with other youth leaders, reboot an environmental club and lead on solutions in their schools and communities. Students will participate in:

    • Dynamic hands-on workshops
    • Team building activities with other student leaders
    • Outdoor experiences (canoeing, campfire, etc.)
    • Optional virtual experiences before the in-person program

    The Leadership Recharge is free and open to any interested high school students. Youth can apply by filling out a virtual application.

    Families/guardians will be offered free admission to The Wild Center on the day of their student’s program, and are welcome to explore the Center on their own while the Recharge program takes place.


    Each day will feature small-group, outdoor programming that will adhere to New York State and CDC social distancing and safety guidelines. Unvaccinated students must wear a mask at all times, and all students must follow social distancing and safety guidelines. 


    Click here to apply. Please apply as soon as possible. Application deadline is Monday July 26th, 2021. Students will be notified by the end of July at the latest.


    A similar program will be offered each day and runs from 12-8pm. 

    Thursday August 5th, 2021

    Saturday August 7th, 2021 


    The Wild Center

    45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, New York, 12986


    Contact Kali DeMarco, Youth Climate Program Coordinator with any questions or concerns at