TCCF Online Conference 2020

TCCF Online Conference August 3-4 2020


How to make better world together through education? How to teach climate change?

We welcome you to participate in our international Teachers' Climate Change Forum!

Registration has now closed.

The Science Education Centre (a part of national LUMA Centre Finland) and Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) from University of Helsinki are organizing the international and participative Teachers' Climate Change Forum 2020 - a continuous professional development program for teachers on all levels of education from around the world.

The TCCF program consists of a open online course (TCCF MOOC), which everyone is free to attend, and in the year 2020 the TCCF Online Conference. We recommend completing the MOOC before attending the conference, but this is not mandatory.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from University of Helsinki. The certificate recognises you as a member of the international TCCF community for teachers collaborating in developing climate education.

For further information, please read on.


All times given are in UTC+3 (Helsinki time).


Monday, August 3rd

Tuesday, August 4th


Opening words
Prof. Maija Aksela, PhD Mikko Äijälä



Keynote Lecture

Academy Professor Markku Kulmala

(ends 11.15)


Lecture + Discussion

Action-Based Climate Change And Sustainability Education

PhD Jaana Herranen


Break, 30 min

Coffee room - free discussion

Break, 30 min

Coffee room - free discussion



1A: Climate Education Through Stories
Emma Santarcangelo, Mariapia Borghesan

1B: Sustainability Action in the Community
Iiris Lukkarinen


4A: Asking Questions in the Classroom
Jaana Herranen

4B: Virtual Lab Visit
Aleksandra Ibragimow


Break between sessions, 2 hours 30 minutes



2A: Carbon Tree: Engaging students with citizen science by building low cost DIY air quality stations
Cristina Pinho, Raquel Gomes, Eugénia Fernandes, Nuno Charneca, Fábio Ferrentini
(Ends 16.15)

Lecture + Discussion

Systems Thinking in Climate Change

PhD Mikko Äijälä


16.15-16.30 Break, 15 min

Break, 30 min

Coffee room - free discussion



3A: International Project-Based Learning Competition StarT
Outi Haatainen

3B: Serious games to talk to students about the climate change
Emma Abbate

TCCF Community Building



Open discussion

Concluding words, certificates

Presentations (PDF)


Please register using this form. Make sure to use your correct email address.

Registration closed on June 30th.

Registration is free. Maximum number of attendants is 300, and seats are filled in order of registration.

The conference is held via Zoom. The required software is free to use. Links to Zoom meetings will be provided via email before the conference.