from July 16, 2024 to July 18, 2024

NSELA Summer Leadership Institute

at The Center for Urban Horticulture



Youth are demanding education that helps them prepare for the shifting climate we live in so that they are best prepared for building equitable, just, sustainable, and flourishing futures for themselves, their communities, and the world more generally. NSELA is codesigning this year’s Summer Leadership Institute with the Institute for Science and Math Education at the University of Washington Seattle and focusing it on science grounded climate change education (CCE) and sustainability learning. We invite all interested leaders to join us and learn, explore, and plan actions you can take in your own contexts to provide new learning opportunities for educators and youth.

Learning goals for participants include being able to:

The institute will include large and small group sessions, active pedagogical practices to engage leaders as learners, outdoor time to learn in place, opportunities to plan implementation, and networking opportunities. Participants will leave the institute with a personalized climate learning action plan for themselves and, if they choose, for their organization.

For more information contact Matt Christiansen, Professional Learning Chair at


Day 1

Climate Science and Justice in CCSE Policy and Implementation

Day 2

CCSE Implementation - Justice, Collaboration, and Pedagogies

Day 3

Spreading Up and Across




Early bird pricing is available until June 16th.

Regular Pricing


Every year VESEL Scholars join NSELA and Vernier at the Summer Leadership Institute



The Speakers

Phil Bell

Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences 

Director, Institute for Science + Math Education

Deb Morrison

Research Scientist

Nancy Price

Research Scientist



The Venue

The Center for Urban Horticulture

3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105

The Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH), is located on the edge of the University of Washington campus very close to University Village, and is one of the rental venue locations of the UW Botanic Gardens. Surrounded by 16 acres of gardens, including a beautiful fragrance garden and natural area, CUH is an unparalleled venue in the heart of Seattle.



We're looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!