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Climate Change Summit: 100K Challenge

Players work together in this town hall-style game to solve a local climate issue.

Our 2020 topic: $100k Budget Distribution Challenge. Your town has budgeted $100,000 to fund a climate-friendly initiative, and players must role play and argue for the proposal that their stakeholder wants to see passed.

Download the Activity Guide for more details and click on the link to the accompanying Google Drive for an organized folder of character and data assignments.


These free NCSE lesson sets are Selected-by-CLEAN. The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) uses a peer-review process to identify high-quality materials that align with the Climate and Energy Literacy Principles and the Next Generation Science Standards. Click the badge above to learn more.

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