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  • Activity - Classroom

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Climate Summit

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  • This resource explains step-by-step instructions for planning a climate summit that brings awareness about the causes of climate change and the solutions required to address it.

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  • This resource includes adaptable and easy-to-follow instructions for planning and conducting a summit of any size.
  • Suggested summit topics to include at your event are provided.

Additional Prerequisites

  • It will be helpful for students to understand how to utilize various forms of social media and technology to promote their project and report on it.
  • Administrative approval is likely required for the success of this activity.
  • The materials are available without an account.


  • This activity could be completed by a class or school club.
  • Cross-curricular connections including language arts, math, and social studies can be incorporated, as students can be engaged in planning, presenting, and promoting the event.
  • The summit could range in size based on the capacity for attendees at your school, and students could play different roles in the process and work in groups to accomplish the many tasks required.
  • Resources about climate change and climate solutions include The Cost of Carbon, Human Impacts on Earth Systems, The Solution to Climate Change is All Around Us, and Table of Solutions

Scientist Notes

This resource is recommended, it is a simple guide to organize a summit; very comprehensive and insightful.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.11-12.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on topics, texts, and issues, listening actively, and building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
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