Bring the World Climate Simulation into Your Classroom
The World Climate Simulation is a fun, easy-to-use, interactive simulation that places participants in the role of international delegates at the United Nations who are charged with negotiating a global agreement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. World Climate has been covered in media outlets including Science magazine and the Washington Post.
Research about the learning impact of World Climate shows that it is an effective way to motivate science-informed climate action across diverse ages, cultural identities, and even political orientations.
Registering Your Event
All of the following resources are free to use and we kindly ask that you take a minute to register your event before running World Climate in your community. This is important for helping us track adoption of the resource and learn how we can better support educators.
Visit Climate Interactive's website to access their comprehensive World Climate Facilitator Materials and Resources. Additional facilitator resources including recorded training webinars and tutorials can be found on their World Climate Training Plan page.
We recommend that to get started you consider the following questions:
- How much time will be available? Will you run the activity over multiple sessions or one?
- How many participants do you expect? The three region version of the game is suitable for smaller groups (6-18 people), while the six region version suits larger groups of 18 or more.
- Will participants be assigned their role and briefing statements before the simulation, or the day of? Make a plan for how you wish to distribute participants and give them plenty of time to review their assignments.
As previously mentioned, all resources can be found on Climate Interactive's website. Below we have organized resources into categories you might find helpful in your preparations.