Middle School Institutes

Coding Climate Change (Grades 7 and 8 ONLY)

July 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017

2012- glacier bay

Alaska’s dynamic 3.3-million-acre Glacier Bay National Park, designated a national park in 1978, is home to a massive glacier that has been receding for more than a century. Sites like this, vulnerable to the changing climate, provide valuable research opportunities for scientists.


Ocean currents, ecology ... computer programming? Coding Climate Change is a new course that explores climate science and computer science. With Python, a popular coding language used widely by scientists in many fields, students will ask and answer scientific questions by analyzing data from the NASA Earth Observatory. No coding experience is necessary—we’ll start from the beginning. Along the way, students will take a deep dive into current climate science research and develop basic coding skills. Join us for an opportunity to learn about the forces changing the global climate and the tools scientists use to study them. 

Grades 7 & 8 ONLY

Monday–Friday
July 3-7
9 am–4 pm | $550 ($525 Members)