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Hands-On Experiences to Inspire Your Future

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Adventure Travel & Cultural Immersion

Community Engagement & Global Awareness

Active Immersion in Language & Culture

Our Collaboration with

The Columbia Climate School


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.


Columbia Climate School

in the Green Mountains

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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Program Experts

Faculty, Researchers, & Staff

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.


About Columbia Climate School

The Nation's First

As the nation’s first climate school and a global leader in climate and sustainability, the Columbia Climate School creates and inspires innovative research, cutting-edge technology, transformative policies, and strategic approaches to achieve a more sustainable and just world.

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