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U.S. Global Change Research Program

Fifth National Climate Assessment Overview

This overview chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment Report provides an overview of the major findings of...

Added: 03/01/24

NOAA

Meet Dr. Kristine Laidre an Arctic Marine Mammal Biologist

This article introduces students to Doctor Kristine Laidre, a marine mammal biologist who explains h...

Added: 02/27/24

The Kid Should See This

What is Groundwater?

This video defines the different types and levels of groundwater, such as springs, the water table, the saturated and unsaturated zones, a...

Added: 02/26/24

Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

Environmental Justice and Air Quality

This multi-lesson unit encourages students to consider how their school's transportation system impacts student health an...

Added: 02/26/24

New York DEC

Songbirds of New York

This illustration highlights the physical features, behavioral patterns, and diets of various songbirds that reside in New York State.

Added: 02/26/24

The Kid Should See This

Engine Trouble: Science History with Robert Krulwich

This video provides an animated history of the carbon engine's contribution to global warming, ending with...

Added: 02/23/24

Sustainability Ambassadors

Solar Company Founder

This resource is a four-page informational article about the green career path of a solar company founder, with a spotlight on Edwin Wanj...

Added: 02/23/24

Sustainability Ambassadors

Community Educator

This resource is a six-page informational brochure about the community educator career path, including a detailed job description and a spot...

Added: 02/23/24

Climate Generation

Green Careers for a Changing Climate Documentary

This video defines green careers and presents eight individuals who discuss their STEM careers that also help...

Added: 02/22/24

New York DEP

Accepting the Anthropocene

In this lesson, students learn about the proposed geological epoch, the Anthropocene, and research the immense human impacts on the...

Added: 02/22/24

Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education

Watt's Your Appliance Energy Usage?

In this lesson plan, students will explore the difference between electrical power and energy as they relate to common hous...

Added: 02/22/24

New York State DEC

New York Recycles

This infographic and activity examines the environmental benefits of recycling, what materials/products can be recycled, and the symbol that...

Added: 02/21/24

Climate Change Lessons By Teachers

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SubjectToClimate

Green Careers: A Public Speaking Lesson

In this lesson, students act as science communicators to explain patterns in temperature changes over time.

Added: 02/27/24

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Backyard Math: Printable Bundle

This bundle of printable math practice worksheets targets numeracy and operational skills including counting, comparing sets, a...

Added: 02/23/24

SubjectToClimate

Backyard ELA: Printable Bundle

In this activity, students will practice phonological awareness and phonics skills while exploring the natural world around them...

Added: 02/23/24

SubjectToClimate

Weather Journal and Graphing Activity

In this activity, students observe and record the weather, and then graph their findings.

Added: 02/16/24

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Developing Climate Change Community Solutions

In this lesson, students learn about the importance of communities working together to design climate change solu...

Added: 02/12/24

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Leveled Reader: Farming in Pakistan

Through this book, students will learn about the impacts of sea level rise on farming communities.

Added: 02/09/24

SubjectToClimate

Energy Research and Writing

In this activity, students research and write about the pros and cons of different energy types.

Added: 02/09/24

SubjectToClimate

Refusing Plastic Writing

This activity includes pre-writing and scaffolded writing templates to use after learning about the environmental impacts of plastic.

Added: 02/07/24

SubjectToClimate

Beginning, Middle, End Graphic Organizers

In this activity, students use the graphic organizers to respond to stories related to climate change.

Added: 02/05/24

SubjectToClimate

Reading Scientific Texts: Food Insecurity in Hawai'i

In this lesson, students learn about food deserts and food insecurity, analyze a map and scientific text,...

Added: 02/02/24

SubjectToClimate

Deforestation Writing

This writing activity can be a companion to learning about the important role trees play in the carbon cycle, how trees provide homes for...

Added: 02/01/24

SubjectToClimate

Read Aloud Guide: Sun Up, Sun Down

This activity includes a read aloud guide, anchor charts, and reading response forms designed to be used with Gail Gibbons'...

Added: 02/01/24

News for Students

News articles that can be adjusted to your students' grade levels and enrich their climate learning experience.

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Mar 1

Heavy Rainfall Creates Large Boat-Worthy Lake in Death Valley

Death Valley is seeing a freakish turn of nature caused by climate change. The hottest, driest desert in...

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Mar 1

Texas Panhandle Scorched by State's Biggest Wildfire Ever

Wildfires sweeping the Texas panhandle, including a blaze that’s scorched 1.1 millio...

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Feb 28

'Something Is Not Right Here': Mexico City's Famed Jacaranda Trees Bloom Early

A springtime stroll down a wide-laned calle in Mexico City can be a thing of beauty. The city's stre...

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Feb 28

Pretend Martians Attempt Year of Red Planet Living in NASA Simulator

The good thing about living on this "Mars base” is if you press the self-destruct button by accident, th...

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Feb 26

Climate Change, Irrigation, Killing Large Inland Asian Sea

In Asia, a once-giant inland saltwater lake had blessed nearby communities with a shipping route, abundan...

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Feb 23

Newly Discovered 'Quasar' is Brightest Object in Universe

Scientists recently discovered a quasar that gobbles up the equivalent of one sun a day. They're cal...

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Feb 22

Giant Tortoises Return Home, 600 Years Later

Centuries ago, Madagascar, an island located off East Africa's coast, was home to huge tortoises. Th...

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Feb 22

Sharp Spike in 'Zombie Fires' Worries Canadian Officials

Canada dealt with a record number of wildfires in the summer of 2023. It battled 6,132 blazes t...

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Feb 16

UN Report: Migratory Species Face Unparalleled Threats

A new report on migratory species is the first of its kind from the United Nations’ Convention...

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Feb 14

Tree Climber Saves Frightened Felines from Catastrophe

Steven Murrow loves cats. He really, really loves them. So much, in fact, that he’ll scale som...

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Feb 14

US Wildfires Expected to Worsen Air Quality for Millions

Wildfire smoke results in air pollution wafting across the US. And it may expose 125...

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Feb 13

Spiderwebs Offer Scientists Unique Look at Animal DNA

As climate change and invasive species alter ecosystems around the world, s...

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Feb 12

Study: "Moonquakes' Could Threaten Future Lunar Base Missions

The moon is shrinking a tiny bit. It's not enough to noticeably affect our view or the shifting of the tides,...

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Feb 7

Cicadas Set To Swarm in "Once in a Lifetime Event"

Cicadas are large, black- or green-bodied, red-eyed flying bugs. They're a screeching staple of the...

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Feb 7

Sun's Poles to Flip This Year, Physicists Say

You know how Earth has a great, swirling pattern of ocean and air currents in constant movement arou...

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Feb 6

US Colleges Turning to 'Geoexchange' to Slash Carbon Emissions

Much of the world is aiming to reach “net-zero” in carbon emissions by 2050. A growing list o...

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Feb 6

'Pineapple Express' Storm Swamps California with Historic Rainfall, 3 Dead

A huge rain storm has swamped California in the past two days. It was caused by an atmospheric river...

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Feb 5

Why Are Lions Catching Fewer Zebras? Ants

Scientists in Africa wanted to know why lions aren't catching as many zebras. They found a fascinating reason.

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Professional Learning

Find the right professional learning opportunity for you or your school, whether it is support for curriculum development or foundational knowledge about climate change.

KidWind

Cape May KidWind Workshop

In this workshop, teachers will review energy and electricity basics, learn about renewable energy, design and te...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: March 15
American Museum of Natural History

Climate Change

This six-week online course will help teachers build the confidence and knowledge to teach about climate change.

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Date(s) Offered: March 11 - April 21, 2024
Rutgers University Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education

Climate Change Educators Conference

This conference is designed to help New Jersey educators bring climate change education into the classr...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: March 14, 2024 at 8:30am EST
NEA

Climate Change & Environmental Justice Micro-credentials

This set of six stackable micro-credentials covers a variety of climate change top...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education—College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point

Using the WI Community Tree Map as an Educational Tool: Tree Inventories and School Site Assessment

In this self-paced online module, teach...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Date(s) Offered: Rolling Enrollment, Runs from July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024
University of Maine Farmington

Graduate Certificate in Nature-Based Education

This program will prepare educators to integrate nature-based learning into their teaching.

Format: In Person, Online: Asynchronous, Online: Synchronous
The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education

The Cloud Institute's Education for Sustainability Benchmarks for Individual and Social Learning

The Cloud Institute's Education for Sustai...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
CLEAN

Climate Mental Health

This guide on climate mental health features many different resources to help teachers navigate teaching about climat...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

Climate Science, Risk & Solutions: Climate Knowledge for Everyone

This engaging interactive course outlines the causes, impacts, and soluti...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
CLEAN

Controversy in the Classroom: Strategies for Managing Climate Change Discourse

This article provides techniques for educators to address cl...

Format: Online: Asynchronous

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