As a mountain guide, Dario Schwörer loved leading mountaineering expeditions that included children and adolescents. His passion for nature was infectious, especially with young people. And when Sabine and he launched TOPtoTOP, they agreed that their mission and responsibility was to meet with children along their route and inspire them to take part in outdoor sports and respect their natural environment.
To date, TOPtoTOP have made presentations on climate change solutions to more than 90,000 school children. By sharing their adventures and experiences, they hope to inspire children to act for a better future by embracing innovations to counteract climate impacts in each school group’s region.
School visits are typically conducted by the entire Schwörer family, and may include crew members and volunteers. A special benefit is that the Schwörer children love to share their first-hand expedition experiences, inspiring real connections and high levels of participation with children in various aged school groups.
TOPtoTOP’s programs include informal science curriculum from field-based experiences and exhibits some of the scientific research collected en-route on behalf of universities and researchers, including plastic pollution monitoring, sea-level rise, flora and fauna reporting, and more.
TOPtoTOP offer various classroom programs to inform and inspire children to make a difference in their communities and in the world, including:
Preferred ages: 9 to 12 years
max. 30 children
The presentation takes 45 minutes, the discussion 15 minutes, and the drawing competition takes 90 minutes to 120 minutes. Content of presentation:
- TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition and nature’s beauty
- why global warming?
- causes and effects
- environmental friendly solutions and projects
- drawing competition
- power 110V or 220V
- black board
- paper and pencils for the drawing competition
The theme is: ideas and solutions about how we can help nature and/or our climate. The award is given for creative ideas and solutions from the children. You can also arrange your own competition and send the drawings to us at the following address:
Please note the name, address, school and age of the “artist” directly on the drawing. If you have any question do not hesitate to contact us.