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WHO WE ARE:

The Alliance for Climate Education is the leading national organization that delivers live, exciting, science-based multimedia assemblies on climate science to high-school students. Our program emphasizes personal responsibility, campus engagement and proactive solutions. Since 2009, we have delivered the ACE Assembly to more than 180,000 students in Southern California and over 1 million students nationwide.

Our program is endorsed by a science advisory board of internationally known climate scientists and IPCC authors. ACE has teamed up with the X-games to educate all over Aspen. Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and award winning author, says “ACE provides an unparalleled climate science program that sticks with high-school students… high schools should jump at the chance to take part.”

CLIMATE ASSEMBLY & PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Free climate assembly program which meets national and state science standards
  • Expanded student and teacher resources, such as Leadership Trainings and classroom curricula
  • Grants and scholarships
    • ACE has granted over $175,000 to high school students to take on climate projects at school!
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RAVE REVIEWS FROM TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

Students and teachers love our presentation – you can check out the latest rave reviews here or see some quotations below.

I thought the animated presentation was great. The students were captivated for the duration of it. I’ve rarely seen the entire school so engrossed. I especially liked how parts of it were personalized to our school.”
- Tina Kim, Teacher, Civitas School of Leadership

Excellent, informative, engaging, focused.”
- Arjan Harjani MD, Medical Focus Program Director & Science Chair, Providence High School

Assembly was great! Very engaging and entertaining. Students loved the animations because they were funny and fast paced. It hit our standards of understanding greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, use of nonrenewable resources, and human impacts. I am passing the word on and urging other schools in my district and more to have this presentation at my school.”
- Ms. Anguiano, Science Teacher, Corona High School

I just wanted to say that you’re presentation today at my school really did inspire me. I’ve always thought that I should do something meaningful to help the earth, and I truly believe in your cause and would love to help out in any way possible.”
- Emily Kass, Student, Thousand Oaks High School

CA STATE STANDARDS ADDRESSED IN OUR PRESENTATION:

Earth Science Standard: Energy in the Earth System

  • Standard 4: Energy enters the Earth system primarily as solar radiation and eventually escapes as heat.
  • Standard 4c: Students know the different atmospheric gases that absorb the Earth’s thermal radiation and the mechanism and significance of the greenhouse effect.
  • Standard 6: Climate is the long-term average of a region’s weather and depends on many factors.
  • Standard 6c: Students know weather (in the short run) and climate (in the long run) involve the transfer of energy into and out of the atmosphere.

Earth Science Standard: Biogeochemical Cycles

  • Standard 7: Each element on Earth moves among reservoirs, which exist in the solid earth, in oceans, in the atmosphere, and within and among organisms as part of biogeochemical cycles.
  • Standard 7b. Students know the global carbon cycle: the different physical and chemical forms of carbon in the atmosphere, oceans, biomass, fossil fuels, and the movement of carbon among these reservoirs.

Earth Science Standard: Structure and Composition of the Atmosphere

  • Standard 8: Life has changed Earth’s atmosphere, and changes in the atmosphere affect conditions for life.

CONTACT INFORMATION

ACE Southern California
Kristina von Hoffmann, Southern California Lead Educator
kristina.vonhoffmann@climateeducation.org
(310) 982-2420