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Climate Superstars

Join us for the 2021 Climate Superstars Challenge this October!

What is the Climate Superstars Challenge?

Presented by Samsung, ENERGY STAR®, and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), Climate Superstars is a month-long 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 prize drawing.

When is this year's Climate Superstars Challenge?

The Climate Superstars Challenge 2021 will take place October 1-30.

Where do I sign up?

Sign up below to receive notifications, information, and updates leading up to this year's challenge!

What are tasks?

Tasks are short learning activities that take up to 20 minutes each to complete. Tasks align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and many common science themes.

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.

What are this year's prizes?

We will be announcing this year's prizes soon!

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).
  • Watch past Climate Superstars winners discuss how they used the contest to bring the subject of climate change into their classrooms.

Who won previous Climate Superstars Challenges?

Read more about winning classrooms!

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