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The ACE Assembly
A dynamic multimedia experience delivered by our highly trained staff
Updated for Fall 2014, the ACE Assembly illustrates the latest science on climate change causes, consequences and solutions. We focus on real students who have experienced climate impacts and taken steps to become leaders. Our new Assembly features fresh animation as well as alignment with Next Generation Science Standards and state science standards.
Supporting teachers to dive deeper
ACE supports teachers with best-in-class lesson plans, a monthly newsletter with professional development opportunities, and dynamic online resources to deepen students’ knowledge of climate change beyond the ACE Assembly.
DOT: Do One Thing
Making a commitment and joining a network
ACE invites all students to pledge a DOT, a commitment to "Do One Thing" to protect our climate. DOTs range from turning off lights to talking to parents about climate change. When students pledge a DOT, they join ACE's online network where they learn more about climate science, get tips for educating others, and take action on the local and national scale.
Working together to create change
ACE provides online resources to help jumpstart student-led Action Teams at school. Our resources will help them form effective clubs, boost their communication skills and successfully complete climate projects.
Building lifelong climate leaders
ACE runs a yearlong fellowship program to give students knowledge, skills, and confidence to be lifelong climate leaders. ACE Fellows have the opportunity to take action on a local climate solution and to amplify their voices for climate action.
COST OF ACE'S PROGRAMS
We will not turn a school away for inability to pay for our program, but, since we're a nonprofit organization, we ask all schools to contribute what they can to support our work. It costs ACE $1,500 to bring our program to each school we visit. This includes the ACE Assembly, pre/post Assembly lesson plans, a meeting with students interested in taking action, access to our teacher network, and online resources for students taking action. Any honorarium toward this amount from a school is greatly appreciated.
We also offer fee-for-service arrangements for other nonprofits, companies, partners or universities who want to bring our program to their campus or organization.
Thanks to the generous support of our funders, our Action Fellowship is offered at no cost to students.