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Climate Change in the Classroom

Updated: Feb 2

Webinars on Ecology, Environment, Climate Change and Climate Action for schools around the world.

In 2020-2022 LeWiBo developed a special educational programme - webinars on ecology, climate change and global warming for high school students. The webinars take place in different languages (mostly English). The full programme and upcoming webinars can be found below. Also, you can watch the videos of the past webinars.


"Cultiver la diversité de plantes alimentaires pour construire une agriculture durable" with Adeline Barnaud

Tuesday 10th of May, 1 PM CET

Language: French

Age range: 12+

Dr. Adeline Barnaud is a researcher at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development. She is interested in the history of cultivated plants. How have human societies shaped the diversity of plants and how will this diversity allow us to build a sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change?

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"Abrupt events and Hothouse earth"

with Shruti Setty

Wednesday 11th of May, 2PM CET

Language: English

Age range: 12 -17

Shruti Setty is a PhD candidate at Wageningen University, in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

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"Energy efficiency and the climate change" with Stanley Okoro

Tuesday 17th of May, 1 PM CET

Language: English

Age range: 16+

Dr. Stanley Uchenna Okoro is a Climate Strategy & Renewable Energy expert. He has a Ph.D. in Earth System Science from the University of Hamburg Germany. His research and consultancy work are centred on Science Based Targets Development, Energy Efficiency, Carbon Accounting, Renewable Energy System. He is committed to providing information that helps students, direct management, policy, and decision-making towards sustainability, aiming to make an impactful contribution to society and the planet.

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"The role of the ocean in the Earth's climate"

with Daan Boot

Thursday 19th of May, 2PM CET

Language: English

Age range: 11 -15

Daan Boot is a PhD student at the Institute of Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) affiliated to Utrecht University. She does research in the marine carbon cycle and the Earth's climate and feedbacks between the two. She has a degree in Hydraulic Engineering and in Climate Physics. She volunteers at a local Scouting group, first as a youth leader and now as a board member.

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2021/2022 school year

"How to link extreme weather events and climate change" with Davide Faranda

Language: English

Age range: 15+

"The science of climate change" with Luke Surl

Language: English

Age range: 11+

"Everyday sustainable practices and climate change" with Maria Skivko

Language: Russian

Age range: 11+

"Open Litter Map - A revolutionary App to Map Litter and Plastic Pollution" with Sean Lynch

Language: English

Age range: 11+

"Climate change imaginarium" with Jenifer Wightman

Language: English

Age range: 15+

"How can plants and soil help fight climate change?" with Timofey Chernov

Language: Russian

Age range: 12+

"Engaging with the Anthropocene: which scientific approaches to guide students?" with Alexis Tantet & Joan Delort Ylla

Language: English


"An introduction to climate change" with Beniamino Abis

Language: English

Age range: 10+

2020/2021 school year

Timofey Chernov, "Climate Change, Global Overview"

Diana Süsser, "How to talk climate? Principles for effective climate change communication for teachers"

Timofey Chernov, "Climate change: 4 main questions"

Alexis Tantet, "Climate change: a great challenge of the Anthropocene"

Alexis Tantet, "Imagining possible, just and desirable futures"

Diana Vladimirova, "Greenhouse gases and global warming"

Diana Süsser "The renewable energy revolution: Where we have to go? Where are we at the moment? How do we get there?"

Davide Faranda, "Extreme events in the climate system: a dynamical systems approach"

Beniamino Abis, "Climate Change and Climate Detectives"

Diana Vladimirova, "Methane bomb - is it a real threat?"


We aim to help students to raise their awareness and understanding of the global ecology, main threats and perspectives of the current situations and to inspire them to create their own projects in order to live conscious life and to save the planet.

We develop a series of webinars in English, Russian, French that will be offered for free to schools and universities as well as to educational associations that work with high school students. The webinars will be recorded and placed on website and social media to make them accessible for more students and schools as open online lectures. We will add new material building on the existing capacity found at the general library collection. This library contains video lectures and online materials curated by the Lecturers without borders association. Our network of collaborators around the globe includes more than 8000 schools in more than 20 countries.

Students will be invited by their institutions and participation will be entirely optional. We will coordinate all activities, adapting the content to the specific requests of each institution and to the prior knowledge of the students.

The webinars will be interactive and the students will have the opportunity to send us questions beforehand in order to actively participate in determining the content of each session.

The project is in line with the main activities of the organization as we do focus on organizing free outreach scientific lectures for the high schools. Historically Lecturers without Borders have deep roots in both Russia and France working especially close with scientists from the two countries. Therefore, the database of the project includes a decent amount of high schools in both countries where it could be possible to arrange lectures in English, Russian or French.

We target to organize and record at least 10 high-quality webinars with leading researchers around the globe from France and Russia.

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