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Announcing the Back-to-School Climate Education Event at the White House

OSTP is bringing together a diverse group of high school students, educators, and key education leaders for a climate education event that will also be livestreamed.

With another school year rapidly approaching, the White House is once again taking steps to enhance the climate literacy of American students and citizens. On Thursday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is hosting a special Back-to-School Climate Education Event from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

The event supports the Climate Education and Literacy Initiative, launched in December 2014 to connect students and citizens with the best-available, science-based information about climate change. For this event, OSTP will welcome a diverse group of approximately 200 participants – including exceptional high school students, educators, and key leaders in the education community from government, academia, philanthropies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Presentations will demonstrate new and innovative ways to increase climate-learning opportunities for students and to equip educators with science-based information and resources. The program will consist of an interactive climate “assembly,” fireside chats with senior officials, demonstrations of new free online educational resources, and a panel featuring outstanding student leaders.

We’d love for you to join in on the conversation! From 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT on Thursday, August 20, you’re invited to tune in to the livestream of the Back-to-School Climate Education Event. Feel free to send in your questions, comments, and climate-education stories to @WhiteHouseOSTP or using the hashtag #ActOnClimate. 

Laura Petes is Assistant Director for Climate Adaptation and Ecosystems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Miriam Posner is an intern in the Environment & Energy Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.