Join together with educators from across the country this July 22-24 for an impactful training on climate change education! Teachers from all backgrounds and subjects are invited to attend and learn new tools, skills, and resources to teach climate in science, social studies, ELA, environmental studies, geography, art, math, and more!

The Summer Institute will occur this summer, pending an in-person or virtual format as necessary. Because of COVID-19, Climate Generation staff will re-assess whether the Institute will be moved to virtual the week of May 11, with an expected announcement of our decision on May 20.

  • Get hands-on experience with climate change activities for the classroom
  • Use phenomena-based learning to ignite curiosity about climate change causes, impacts, and solutions
  • Discover your personal climate story and learn how to incorporate it into a lesson with your students
  • See how art brings data to life, and use climate fiction literature to teach concepts and guide discussions about the future
  • Special strand for Minnesota science teachers: Featuring the new Minnesota Science Standards and climate change

In partnership with Hamline University



Date: July 22-24, 2020
Location: Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Registration: $200

20 Hours of Continuing Education
Multi-disciplinary school teams are encouraged to attend with a $50 discount for each participant

Graduate Credit Optional: To register for credit, please fill out the form, and send it directly to Hamline University with payment. Course description here.

Scholarships Available  APPLY NOW

We are committed to making the Summer Institute inclusive and accessible to all teachers. Priority is given to people of color and teachers in underserved districts.


Wed. July 22, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thurs. July 23, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Fri. July 24, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


On-campus dorms and apartments are available at Hamline University for the Summer Institute. Please purchase your number of nights and type of room through the Institute registration form.

Curious about past Summer Institutes? Check out a recap of the 2019 Summer Institute!