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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

SubjectToClimate

Earth Month Calendar

This resource is a calendar of activities for Earth Day that students can use to learn about, celebrate, and protect the Earth for the ent...

Added: 02/21/24

Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education

Lesson 4: Stewardship Close to Home

In this lesson, students commit to one action they can take to be a forest steward and learn about organizations in Wiscons...

Added: 02/21/24

Climate Change Lessons By Teachers

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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

SubjectToClimate

Measuring Nature

In this activity, students measure, compare, and order objects found in nature.

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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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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Feb 5

Wildfires Leave Swath of Destruction in Central Chile, Killing Scores

A rash of wildfires sweeping across the central coast of Chile has killed scores of people...

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Jan 26

Scientists Implant White Rhino Embryo into Surrogate, Raising Hopes of Resurrecting Species

Many experts had all but given up hope of saving the northern white rhino from extinction. There are only...

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Jan 25

Drought Affects Nearly 25% of Human Population

Nearly 1 in 4 people worldwide lived amidst droughts in 2022 and 2023, the United Nations (UN) said. And...

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Jan 25

A New Species of Snake? In Alaska? Well, Not Quite...

The long, slender, legless creature slinking across Margaret Billington’s lawn in 2007 surely seeme...

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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.

NOAA

Toolbox for Teaching Climate and Energy

This website features many resources to equip teachers to teach about climate and energy. The site...

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

Teaching About Climate Change: Online Resources for Middle and High School Educators

In this self-paced online module, teachers will explor...

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

Graduate Certificate in Climate Education

This program will prepare educators to integrate climate change topics into their teaching.

Format: In Person, Online: Asynchronous, Online: Synchronous
American Museum of Natural History

Climate Change and New Jersey

This four-part, self-paced, interactive course provides information about the climate system and climate chan...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
NPR

8 Ways to Teach Climate Change in Almost Any Classroom

This article includes eight tips for how to teach about climate change. Tips include...

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

Step Outside Into Learning Online Module

In this self-paced online module, teachers will learn about how to teach outdoors.Participants hav...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Date(s) Offered: Rolling Enrollment, Runs from July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024
Maine Climate Action Now

Climate Justice Crash Course

This 164-page document describes climate justice and its intersectionality with social justice, indigenous sov...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
SubjectToClimate

New Jersey Mentorship Program

Gain confidence in teaching climate change by building a relationship with an educator who can help you integ...

Format: Online: Asynchronous, Online: Synchronous
Paleontological Research Institution

The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change

This thorough 294-page guide provides teachers with the information needed to educate their st...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
CLEAN

Fundamental Concepts: Connecting Elementary Science Topics to Climate

The US Global Change Research Program has identified several Climate...

Format: Online: Asynchronous

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