Climate Masters was developed at the University of Oregon Climate Leadership Initiative to provide approximately 30 hours of programming over a 10-week time frame. The curriculum focuses primarily on climate change and the locally relevant interrelated connections between water, soil, food production, consumption/waste, forest management, transportation, energy and the way we live our lives. Weekly, expert guest speakers will provide in-depth presentations in each of the topic areas. Participants will also be taken on a field trip into the Upper Santa Fe Watershed to witness first-hand the efforts already underway to protect our forest and water supply.
Once the course is completed, students are required to engage in 30 hours of climate-related community service to receive the title of “Climate Master.”