Climate Superstars

Important Update

The deadline to complete the Climate Superstars tasks has been extended to November 13!

What is the Climate Superstars Challenge?

Presented by Samsung, ENERGY STAR®, and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), Climate Superstars is a 10-day 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. Tasks align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and can be performed online or in person and in any order! Classes that complete at least 7 of the 10 tasks by the end of the challenge are eligible for a drawing to win a Samsung Flip 2 digital flipchart! 5 classrooms will be awarded.

Where do I sign up?

Registration is open! Press the "Register" button below to get started. Registration for the Climate Superstars Challenge is open until October 30, and the deadline to complete the tasks has been extended to November 13.

Who is eligible?

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. See official rules here.

Where can I hear from previous winners?

Check out this video from Samsung to hear from past Climate Superstars winners Russ Miller from Lakewood Middle School (Michigan), Amy Truemper from Bednarcik Junior High School (Illinois), and Stephanie Fletcher from Ionia Middle School (Michigan).

Show Me The Tasks

See the list of Climate Superstars Tasks.

See Tasks

Give Me Some Guidance

Download the Educator Guide with supplemental material to give each task context, lesson suggestions, and resources.


Sign Me Up!

Register to Participate. (Only teachers need to register, not students)


Watch the Climate Superstars Challenge Walk-Through and Educator Q&A Session

Interested in the Climate Superstars Challenge but not sure what to expect? Watch our online Q&A session! In this 30-minute discussion, we'll cover:

  • A brief introduction to the Climate Superstars Challenge and our goals for the program
  • A detailed walk-through of the Climate Superstars online platform, including how to access and complete tasks
  • Suggestions for how to fit daily tasks into your existing lesson plans
  • Q&A session with the educator who developed the tasks and Educator Guide

Sign up to watch the video now!

Student winners of the Samsung Climate Superstars Challenge!

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