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Climate Camp

A Summer 2013 Opportunity at ASU
For Children in Grades 3–5 

ASU’s Department of Teacher Education has been awarded a grant to provide professional development for teachers in grades K-5 regarding climate literacy.  This project covers weather- and climate-related topics, and will help instructors be more effective in teaching these concepts in their classrooms. In conjunction with the grant project, we are offering a Climate Camp for children who are entering the third, fourth or fifth grade in the fall of 2013. 

About the Camp

This camp is an excellent opportunity for children to learn all about weather and climate while having lots of fun with hands-on indoor and outdoor activities. Teachers participating in the grant project use the camp as an opportunity to implement the weather and climate activities and lessons that they have created. Students will be in small groups and will rotate through various hands-on science activities.

Student activities will use both indoor and outdoor ASU facilities. All of the camp teachers are certified elementary teachers from various schools throughout Texas. A group of undergraduate ASU students will be camp counselors and will assist in the organization of the camp. 

Cost and Camp Dates

The camp is free for all participating children and will be held Monday-Thursday, July 29-Aug. 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day on the ASU campus. The cost for the Climate Camp is covered by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant.  

More Information

For more information about the program, contact camp director Dr. Christine Purkiss, ASU professor of teacher education, at or 325-486-6954.

Climate Camp At A Glance

  • Participants: Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders
  • Camp Instructors: Certified elementary teachers from across Texas
  • Dates: Climate Camp was only available for Summer 2013
  • Cost: Free
  • Sign Up: No longer available

For More Information

Dr. Christine Purkiss
Camp Director
ASU Professor of Teacher Education