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Climate Superstars

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 can be performed online or in person. 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!

Where do I sign up?

Registration opens August 15. The Climate Superstars Challenge will take place from October 19-30. The platform will open for practice on October 12 so you can get familiar with the interface.

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.

What are the daily tasks to complete?

Here is the list of tasks to help you plan.

Where can I get additional information on the task subjects?

We've developed a Climate Superstars Educator Guide to help you incorporate the activities into your lesson plans. The guide contains supplemental material to give each task context, lesson suggestions, and resources.

Sign up to download the Educator Guide and receive notification when registration opens.

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