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Young Voices for the Planet DVD in our online store includes 8 films where students speak out and take action on climate change.

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Play the concentration matching game with pictures that have something to do with the Ulysses and ACE missions. For more information about these images, click the icon image of the picture below the game.

How many picks does it take you to match all of the pieces?? Choose to start a new game so you can beat your best score!



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Cool It! is the new card game from the Union of Concerned Scientists that teaches kids about the choices we have when it comes to climate change—and how policy and technology decisions made today will matter. Cool It! is available in our online store.

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