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Climate Science and Sustainability

The Climate Science and Sustainability Concentration is a four-year program designed for Wyoming Seminary Students to both focus their studies and engage in a variety of experiences that center around the scientific, global, atmospheric, economic, and societal implications of climate change in the present and future. This work will include fieldwork, research, portfolio development and will culminate in a Capstone Project. Student work will be regularly reviewed by a preselected panel and later presented and displayed to the community at a poster session during the fall of senior year.

Timeline for the 2021-22 academic year

  • Interest meeting for returning students will be held August 26, 2021 via Zoom.
  • Interest meeting for new students will occur during the Fall Term. Check your email for updates or see Mrs. Lewis or Mrs. Shafer for information.
  • Applications will be released January 2022.
  • New cohort will be selected by April 2022.
  • Cohort meetings will begin in late April to plan the individual course of study and expectations for summer 2022.

Students enrolled in this concentration program will:

  • Submit an application for the program in the winter term of freshman year. Other interested students may apply by meeting with a program director.
  • Cultivate a portfolio throughout their time in the program. This will include the academic intersections, extracurricular pursuits including community service and club membership, as well as attendance and participation cohort meetings three times each year in the program.
  • Design and complete a capstone project by the fall term of senior year.
  • Present capstone work and final portfolio to the Sem community in January of senior year.


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    The marine biome was completed by Tyra McCormick and Jess Kline, class of 2020. This canvas is one of a 10-piece project that will be completed by various student artists at Sem. Most of the artists are members of Mark Webber’s AP Studio class. The completed canvases will be part of a future art showing at the KCCA. They will be also used individually around campus and, in partnership with the Endangered Species Club and Environmental Club, have other educational components about the biomes, animals that live in it, and the effects of climate change on this area.