- Youth Action
Got questions about ACE? We've got answers!
Click on the links below to find our response to FAQs about ACE. We also address common questions about climate change in our Student FAQ page.
(And if you think up an FAQ we haven't addressed, please let us know.)
- What curriculum standards does the presentation address?
- Which aspects of climate science do you cover, and at what depth?
- How much does it cost to bring ACE to my school?
- What kinds of follow up resources do you provide for students?
- Can high school students really be inspired to act?
- What do you hope to accomplish?
- Teachers are already overworked. Is adding to their workload with programs like this really the right thing to do?
- Where can I find high-quality curricula on climate change?
- What age or grade level is your presentation designed to reach?
- Do my students need to have a background in climate change before you come?
- How long does your presentation last?
- Our students are advanced and well versed in environmental education, climate science, and green practices. Does your presentation meet their needs?
- Before you visit, is there anything I can do to aid the educator?
- Aren’t climate change and global warming controversial and/or political issues?
- Do you have references from other schools where you have presented?
- If I don't yet know how many students will be in attendance. Can I still schedule a presentation?
- How do I find out which dates for a presentation are still available?
- How many schools have you visited so far? How many students have you reached?
- Do you visit public schools? Private schools?
- Where do you get your funding?
Visit our standards page to see which state and national science standards our presentation addresses.
We focus on the key points around the IPCC's conclusions science-based climate change facts, and spend more than half of our time on actionable solutions that are achievable by our audience. You are welcome to view our presentation outline.
We would love to bring our programs to your school. We ask all schools to partner with us to educate and activate youth to be a part of climate solutions. That partnership includes a financial commitment to making our programs possible. The average cost to bring ACE programs to your school is $2,600. We invite schools to make any contribution possible toward that goal. To donate, you can do so online on our donate page, or send a check to:
Alliance for Climate Education
360 22nd St. Ste. 730
Oakland, CA 94612
Thank you so much for your support. We look forward to presenting at your school and empowering your students soon.
We offer tools and other resources for both teachers and students, including a blueprint for creating action teams, in-depth climate change curricula, leadership training, connections with local nonprofits and exciting competitions for teams. Students can also join our online network via Facebook, where they can connect with other youth who are concerned about climate change.
Yes, our experience has been that once high school students learn about the science behind climate change, potential consequences, and the possible solutions, many become very inspired and are eager to take action.
We hope to educate students on the science behind climate change and give them the tools to make informed decisions about their behavior and lifestyle. We believe youth can have an immediate and positive impact on curbing the effects of global climate change, which threatens to have an inordinate impact on their generation.
We work with teachers to add value to their pre-existing curricula and engage students about science. Teachers support our program both because it addresses certain state curriculum requirements and helps them better educate their students about an important and timely subject. We also provide free curriculum, tools and resources to support teachers in their efforts.
Please visit our Climate Change Curricula page.
Our focus is on high schools, and we do our best to accommodate middle schools when possible.
No. Our presentation is designed to connect with and educate students with all levels of knowledge regarding climate change science.
In its original format, our assembly presentation is 35-40 minutes long. Please allow time for students to file in and leave before and after the presentation. Our classroom presentation is 35-50 minutes long with Q&A to follow. We are happy to tailor either to accommodate your school's class and assembly schedules.
Yes. Our presentations feature professionally designed animation sequences and a uniquely powerful and engaging multimedia format. We can tailor our presentation to include higher-level science concepts upon request. We also offer tools and other resources for both teachers and students, including a blueprint for creating action teams, in-depth climate change curricula, leadership training, connections with local nonprofits, and school grant and leadership training opportunities. Finally, the content is standards-based and complements and re-enforces any prior learning about climate science.
Please be sure to complete the booking form as thoroughly as possible, so the presenter is aware of any special considerations pertaining to your students or the venue.
We believe climate change is a human issue, not a political issue. The overwhelming majority of the world's scientific community agrees that global warming is real and that the potential consequences of this are dangerous and extraordinary. In fact, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that it is very likely (greater than 90% certainty) that humans are responsible for the rise in average global temperatures since the mid-20th century. Moreover, businesses, governments and the military have identified climate change as a serious issue. ACE is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, and our presentation has been thoroughly vetted by the scientific community.
Please contact us for a list of references. You can also see buzz about our presentation from teachers, students and administrators.
Our running total of students reached and schools visited is available on our homepage.
ACE offers climate change presentations to all schools, public and private.
The Alliance for Climate Education is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Are programs are supported by the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and schools. You can meet our leading supporters here or read our Annual Report for more information. We welcome your support to help ACE develop the climate leadership of youth nationwide. To make a donation visit www.acespace.org/donate.