SUMMER 2023 PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Our Pre-College Summer Programs will expand your knowledge and prepare you to understand, analyze, and apply cutting-edge research to the complex problem of our changing climate. These programs are for high-school students (Grades 9-12 and motivated rising 9th graders) who want to sharpen their knowledge and skills in the areas of climate change and sustainability.
The Columbia Climate School's Pre-College Summer Programs are offered in collaboration with Putney Student Travel, a family-run organization that has provided transformative travel programs for young people since 1951.
Whether in the U.S. or abroad, these programs combine pre-college enrichment and travel, taking you beyond the standard summer class model.
SUMMER 2023 PRE-COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Watch our information session recordings to learn more about the Columbia Climate School's Summer 2023 Pre-College Programs: The Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains & the Columbia Climate Corp.
Each information session has invited guest speakers (listed below) to share about their involvement and experience in the programs.
Peter Shumlin, 81st Governor of Vermont; Co-Director of Putney Student Travel
Josh DeVincenzo, Senior Project Coordinator & Instructional Designer at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (Green Mountains Program)
Lisa Dale, Co-Director & Professor at Columbia University's Undergraduate Program on Sustainable Development (Alaska Program)
Sandra Goldmark, Climate Action Senior Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Engagement at the Columbia Climate School & Director of Campus Sustainability & Climate Action at Barnard College (Green Mountains Program)
Martin Dietrich Brauch, Lead Research at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (Green Mountains Program)
Antonia Samur, Staff Associate at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (Chile Program)
Laurel DiSera, Doctoral Student at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (Green Mountains Program)
Dr. Dave Goldberg, Lamont Research Professor and Deputy Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Iceland Program)
Dr. Claire Nelson, Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Iceland Program)
Pre-College Spring 2023 Online Workshop Update
The Pre-College team is pausing our online offerings for for the spring 2023 semester. We are currently focusing on our Pre-College programs for summer 2023, including the Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains and the Columbia Climate Corps programs.
Feel free to contact our team with any questions you may have and we will share an update about our fall 2023 plans in the spring semester.
About Our Pre-College Programs
Our Pre-College program is for high-school students (Grades 9-12, and rising 9th grade students) who want to sharpen their knowledge and skills in the areas of climate change and sustainability. The programs will help participants build important skills, advance their learning outside of school, and prepare for the college experience.
All participants will join a supportive Columbia University community and learn from and network with instructors who are experts in their fields. Our offerings are structured around real-time conversations, hands-on activities, and project-based learning in order to provide participants with an introduction to real-world research, ideas, and solutions.
Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of participation from the Columbia Climate School.
Have questions about the Columbia Climate School Pre-College Academic Year Online Workshops or Summer Programs?
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