Teachers' Climate Change Forum
University of Helsinki Science Education (a part of national LUMA Centre Finland) and Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) are organizing international Teachers' Climate Change Forum 2023 (TCCF) continuous professional development program for teachers in all levels of education.
International Teachers’ Climate Change Forum

We organize TCCF conference annually. The conference deals with climate science, climate education and the connection between these two domains. The forum has been organized since 2017. In 2019, it was arranged in the Hyytiälä Research Station but in the years 2020-2022 it was online.

International Teachers’ Climate Change Forum is held on 2.-3. October 2023 as a hybrid event.

Morning sessions are held in English and can be attended remotely. Afternoons are on site in Hyytiälä research station, where there will be hands on work with teachers and community building. There is a possibility to create hubs outside Finland where local teachers can attend the forum together, meet each other and discuss on afternoon workshop topics. You can also choose to attend only the virtual event in the mornings. More information about the event will be added here later.

Before the conference, we recommend that you orientate to the topic with our online materials (linked below), but this is not mandatory.

TCCF online material

Teachers' Climate Change online material provides teachers at different levels of education the latest research related to climate change, and supports teachers in building their own expertise and self-efficacy to teach climate change.

The main goal for the teachers who have orientated to the online material is to have an advanced ability to handle climate change in a pedagogically meaningful and versatile way from the perspective of different disciplines, but also to consider different beliefs or attitudes.

Another key objective is to build a multidisciplinary network of teachers at different levels of education, where teachers can share their ideas, experiences and skills also in the future. The network can then act as an active forum for teachers, climate educators and climate scientists.

Steering group