Climate in My Backyard (CLIMB) is an educational outreach program serving K-12 schools and informal educators. These dynamic educational modules are designed to engage and inspire students by connecting them with climate science researchers in Montana and the Rocky Mountain West. Through hands-on experiments and personal interactions with scientists and university students, young people will learn STEM skills such as collecting and sharing data; developing models and making predictions; and communicating and collaborating with other classrooms.
Climate In My Backyard was developed by Montana NSF EPSCoR (the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), which advances Montana's science and engineering capabilities for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity. Montana NSF EPSCoR’s flagship research program is the Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE), a statewide, university system-led effort dedicated to understanding the effects of climate change on sustaining healthy ecosystems and economic growth. MSU Extended University (EU) is the outreach arm of Montana NSF EPSCoR at Montana State University.