Climate Superstars

Meet the 2021 Climate Superstars Challenge Winning Schools!

Our very own Climate Superstar, AY Young, was at the Samsung headquarters to announce the winners and offer words of wisdom to his outlets of change. Read the full winners announcement here.

 

 

Winners Include:

  • GRAND PRIZE: Marcia Berger, Crystal Lake Middle School, Lakeland, Florida
  • Samantha Barry, Canarelli Middle School, Las Vegas, Nevada 
  • Jill Hermsen, Oconto Middle School, Oconto, Wisconsin 
  • Kate Czapla, Perkiomen Valley Middle School East, Collegeville, Pennsylvania 
  • Donita Legoas, AR Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School, Augusta, Georgia 
  • Connie Staley, Goddard Middle School, Goddard, Kansas 

 

This year's Climate Superstars Challenge has ended. 

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What is the Climate Superstars Challenge?

Climate Superstars is an online environmental challenge that gets kids excited about the environment and how they can take an active role in caring for its future.

During the challenge, middle school classrooms (Grades 6-8) complete short tasks geared towards environmental literacy and energy efficiency. Classes that complete at least 7 tasks in the month of October (1-31) will be entered into a drawing to win one of six $5,000 e-vouchers for Samsung products like tablets, laptops, and interactive displays to modernize their classrooms.

But that's not all! One lucky school will also receive a live performance of AY Young's Battery Tour for their entire school. AY Young is a musician, entertainer, and United Nations advocate for global energy sustainability who has opened for international artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Shaggy, T-Pain, Flo Rida, and others.

 

 

It’s simple!

If you are a middle school teacher (grades 6-8)* in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, simply register your class and get set for the October 1 start!

What do I need to do?

During the month of October, visit the online portal to view and complete tasks. You only need to complete 7 tasks to be included in the prize drawing.

What are the tasks to complete?

Tasks are NGSS-aligned learning activities that take roughly 15-20 minutes to complete. They're easy to fit into your daily schedule as a fun complement to your lesson plans and can be performed online or in-person.

  • You can complete the tasks at your pace - one a day, two a day, or all in one day.
  • All tasks are available on the first day of the Challenge (Oct.1), so you can choose decide which ones to do.
  • See task list and examples

How can I include tasks into my lessons?

We've prepared an Educator Guide with supplemental material to give each task context, lesson suggestions, and resources. Download now!

Who organizes the Climate Superstars Challenge?

Climate Superstars is presented by Samsung, ENERGY STAR®, and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF).

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* Climate Superstars is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and legal residents of Puerto Rico,  who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older and currently employed as a full-time teacher/educator in a public Middle School, grades 6-8, including State or Federally Funded Expanded Learning Programs and Charter Schools that are 50 percent or more publicly funded.

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