Putney and the Columbia Climate School have collaborated to offer interdisciplinary summer programs for high school students focused on addressing the climate crisis. Students engage with Columbia University faculty, researchers, and staff to learn how scientists are tackling climate change through cutting-edge research, education, and solutions-oriented projects. The Climate School will ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge and tools to be climate leaders in the 21st century.
The Columbia Climate School’s scientific experts join each program with the mission to develop and inspire knowledge-based solutions and educate future leaders for just and prosperous societies on a healthy planet. The School is a dynamic community made up of over 1,200 researchers and staff members, all involved in transdisciplinary research, partnerships, and educational activities needed to tackle climate change.
Small-group traveling programs get students into the field with experts from the Columbia Climate School. These programs provide students the opportunity to focus on one or two location-specific themes and engage in discussions of climate change while exploring site-specific challenges and approaches to the crisis. Learn more about Climate Corps programs.
Based in Castleton, Vermont, students engage with experts from the Columbia Climate School over two weeks and learn about cutting-edge innovations in climate science and solutions. Students meet, collaborate, and build partnerships with like-minded learners and tap into collective strengths for action. Students walk away ready to drive and sustain change in their communities. Learn more about Climate School in the Green Mountains.
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