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CSI: Sustainable Cities

Climate Status Investigations: Sustainable Cities

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This hybrid program unites the investigative focus of our Climate Status Investigations program with the critical analysis and big-picture thinking processes of our Students for Sustainabilities model. 

Educators will walk away able to lead their own students through an exploration of the many aspects of global climate change using hands-on inquiry. They will also learn techniques and gain curricular tools and lesson plans to explore the environmental, public health, social, and economic impacts of climate change.

This training provides teachers with the inquiry-based learning practices, critical thinking skills, democratic processes, and action-taking strategies to analyze and address major issues and come up with viable solutions to sustainability needs in their own communities.

By providing a non-biased scientific framework within which to examine issues around global climate change and sustainability, the curriculum is intended to improve the decision-making abilities of students. The format allows participants to solve problems in a variety of creative ways based on the evidence and data they have collected.

Our curriculum encourages teachers and students to use their knowledge to become active community members, both locally and globally as well as preparing our future leaders for STEM careers that do not exist yet.

Upcoming Programs

SSC Triangle Triage

When: November 2-4, 2016
Where: Wilmington, DE; Agilent Technologies 


Our Educator Programs Team

Educator Programs has a dedicated and highly skilled group of leaders. 


Olivia Grover, Educator Programs Director

Colleen Hoffman

Colleen Hoffman, Educator Programs Associate Director


Dave Miller, Director of Education and Program Sustainability


Our Facilitators are an amazing group of educators who have been through our programs and are excited to share their experiences, advice, and guidance with you. Plus, they're lots of fun!

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Interested in joining our team as a facilitator? Contact Olivia Grover for more information. 

Now accepting applications for 2016 Key Issues sessions

If you don't already have a sponsor, contact us to find out how you can get sponsored! 

Session 1: June 21 - 26 

Session 2: July 12 - 17 

Session 3: July 19 - 24


Climate Status Investigations and Students for Sustainable Cities

We would love to bring one of these customized workshops to your town! If you're interested in hosting a workshop in your community please contact Olivia Grover to express your interest. We would be happy to help connect you with a potential corporate sponsor. 

For Educators

Resources for Educators

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Keystone Science School’s Educator Programs have been inspiring and motivating teachers and students to explore environmental issues for over 20 years. By continually updating our curricula to reflect the needs of teachers, current education standards and technological advances, KSS staff ensures that our programs are of high interest and relevance to teachers.

Keystone Science School’s unique approach to teaching STEM skills through hands-on, non-biased learning sets KSS’s program apart from the other offerings. The workshops address STEM learning by training the teacher through the student’s perspective using nonbiased learning techniques. Educator Programs teach how to weigh various sides of an issue through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills on environmental topics. The programs offer a range of steps and activities from awareness to action with an ultimate goal of environmental stewardship.


Make an Impact

By sponsoring teachers to attend a Keystone Science School workshop, your organization can reach teachers, students and families in your community.

Keystone Science School offers customized workshops across all available curricula. We are happy to work with your organization to address the issues important to you. We can work with you to hold these workshops in your area or to help recruit participants and arrange travel and accommodations so that you can come to Keystone, Colorado. If you're interested in a customized professional development workshop for educators in your service area, please contact Educator Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (970) 468-2098. 

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Custom Key Issues Workshop Sponsored by:

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This one-of-a-kind training will take place July 7-12, 2015, and integrate STEM, environmental education, and experiential learning techniques, while serving educators from Alcoa communities around the world. Key Issues is aligned to national education standards including Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. 



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7,212 youth and adults impacted. 111 teachers changing lives. 71 schools reached.

221 amazing volunteers.  $1,176,706 public support.