California has adopted legislation mandating that climate change be taught within the science curriculum. Though not as comprehensive as other states, California is certainly at the forefront of climate change education in the country.

Climate Issues

  • Rising ocean waters affecting local ecosystem
  • Wildfires
  • Drought


California has partnered with that provides educators with access to a variety of climate-related educational materials and resources.


  • The California Assembly is currently deliberating on the legal mandate of integrating climate science into school curriculation.
  • The proposed bill would be for grades 1-6 and grades 7-12 would emphasize the causes and effects of climate change, as well as methods for mitigation and adaptation.

Action Items

Who to Contact?
Contact State Superintendent of PublicInstruction: Tony Thurmond
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (916) 319-0800

Find the email Template Advocating for Climate Education here