Climate Change- High School

Students will define climate, explore the impacts of climate change to the maple sugar industry using real local data, calculate their own carbon footprint, and brainstorm ways to positively impact their environment.

This program can be a fiedltrip to Arcadia, which includes exploring the nature sanctuary or can be an in-class lesson, in either one class or a series of classes.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton
Your school or other location


9, 10, 11, 12


  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.
    In-school lessons= $150 per class per period.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-4 - Earth's Systems - energy flow over time influences climate
HS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - carbon cycle
HS-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - resource availability and human activity
HS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to minimize energy use impacts
HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-ETS1-1 - Engineering Design - design problem in major global challenge
HS-ETS1-3 - Engineering Design - evaluate solution to complex problems
HS-ETS4-1 (MA) - energy - how humans use energy/power systems
HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - carbon cycle
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

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