Cool the Schools is a program run by Whitman College students that focuses on climate change education for middle school students. The program recruits Whitman students to teach short lessons about climate change in 7th grade classrooms throughout the greater Walla Walla area. The hands-on lessons focus on the science behind fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect. In the Spring of 2017, Cool the Schools engaged 20 Whitman students to teach over 210 7th graders.