Research Study


Research Study

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), the University of California, Berkeley, and the Climate Mental Health Network are seeking participants for a research study of middle school teachers to learn more about student emotions related to climate change, and what resources would help educators respond to and support those reactions in their classrooms.

You are eligible for this study if you:

  • Speak English
  • Currently work as a teacher serving middle school students (5th-8th grade) 
  • Work at a public school (or public charter school) in the United States
  • Have access to a private, Wi-Fi-connected computer, tablet, or phone with video capabilities
  • Identify with at least ONE of the following:
    • Have ever taught about climate change or related environmental issues.
    • Have ever encountered a student who was experiencing negative emotions related to learning about climate change, or due to being directly impacted by an extreme weather event (such as a major flood, hurricane, tornado, fire, heatwave, drought, or other).
    • Currently teach in a school district that has been impacted by an extreme weather event in the last five years.


You will receive $100 for participating in the focus group and $20 for completing the survey.

If you meet the eligibility criteria above and are interested in participating in the study, please contact us by May 16, 2023.

Have questions? Contact us.

IRB Approval #2022-10-15699

Note: You are not eligible for this study if you are currently receiving or pursuing grant funding from the National Environmental Education Foundation.