What are the Climate Education Summer Universities?
The Climate Education Summer Universities (CESU) are professional development workshops for middle to high school European teachers and teacher trainers on climate change and climate modelling topics. In the scope of ESM2025 project, two CESU will be organised in the second and last years of the project: 2022 and 2024.
Co-led by our researchers and professional development providers from the Office for Climate Education (our WP15 leader), these are one-week long hands-on workshops based on active pedagogies that address a broad variety of topics around climate change and modelling, considering both its physical and human dimensions. Each edition of the CESU will welcome around 30 teachers and teacher trainers from around Europe, which will later dissiminate the new knowledge and set up school projects aimed at implementing climate change mitigation and/or adaptation actions in their own contries and communities.
All participants of the CESU will also be invited to contribute to the development of a new set of educational resources focused on climate modelling and climate change.