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  • In this resource, students will learn about snags or dead trees still standing and the ecosystem services they provide.
  • Students will learn about the birds, mammals, and insects that use snags for food, shelter, and protection.
Grade 3-5 | 6-8
Subject Science,Biology
Resource Type Articles/Websites

  • This engaging, interactive, and colorful site takes students on an environmental journey from mountaintops to the ocean floor, with climate sustainability information provided along the way.
  • Students will learn about a wide variety of climate solutions, both in nature and in cities, with clear evidence of hope for the future embedded in the attached informative links.
Grade 6-8 | 9-12 | 3-5
Subject Science,Biology,Earth and Space Sciences
Resource Type Interactive Media

  • This activity explores upcycling, environmental stewardship, and how human beings are connected to their surrounding environment.
  • Students will complete a project where they create an artistic object that reduces waste, and they will engage in a classroom discussion about the objects they just created.
Grade k-2 | 3-5 | 6-8
Subject Science,Visual and Performing Arts,Engineering
Resource Type Projects

  • This lesson explores the historical roots of music, the "eco rhythms" that can be found in nature, and how living beings are connected to the environment they live in.
  • Students will complete an outdoor activity that involves musical improvisation and engage in multiple classroom discussions about the sounds of nature.
Grade k-2 | 3-5 | 6-8 | 9-12
Subject Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Activity - Outdoors

  • In this lesson, students will watch a video to understand the importance of salmon in Indigenous cultures, ecosystem services that help the salmon, and how human activities impact salmon populations.
  • This lesson is the fourth in the "Honoring the Salmon" unit and includes some materials for the entire unit, such as a traditions worksheet, family letter, and book list for previous lessons.
Grade k-2 | 3-5
Subject Science,Social Studies
Resource Type Lesson Plans

  • This website provides a number of videos about watersheds, maps of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and a brief description of that watershed.
  • Students will learn about the waterways leading into the Chesapeake Bay, including those in Cooperstown, NY, Suffolk and Blacksburg, VA, and Berlin, MA.
Grade 3-5 | 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies
Resource Type Articles/Websites

  • This webpage includes several resources to teach elementary students about New Jersey's agriculture, including a fact sheet, a video introducing students to three New Jersey Farms, two websites from the Department of Agriculture for education, and an E-book detailing the popular crops grown in New Jersey.
  • Students will see farms in Sussex, Tabernacle, and Pedrickstown, learn about sweet corn from Salem, Burlington, and Gloucester counties, and become familiar with various New Jersey-grown foods.
  • The K-6 resources are in the upper right of the page.
Grade k-2 | 3-5 | 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies
Resource Type Articles/Websites

  • This reading comprehension worksheet discusses various turtles that are native to Connecticut, the ecosystems they inhabit, and how humans can help turtles thrive.
  • Students will be able to test their reading comprehension by completing the "Turtle Test" matching activity on the worksheet.


Grade 3-5
Subject Science,English Language Arts
Resource Type Activity - Classroom

  • This collection of seven lesson plans will introduce elementary students to the effects of climate change on New Jersey, farms in NJ, and how they can help.
  • Students will create models to illustrate the greenhouse effect, sea level rise, and the impact of droughts and floods on plants, then make compost with plant matter from home, learn about adaptations in New Jersey's agriculture, and learn things they can do to stop global warming.
Grade k-2 | 3-5
Subject Science,Social Studies
Resource Type Lesson Plans

  • This coloring page and activity sheet gives information about the top speed of peregrine falcons, the areas they inhabit in Connecticut, and the formerly used pesticide that almost caused their extinction.
  • Students will learn that peregrine falcons are the fastest animal on Earth, they can live in various high-altitude areas, and they are skilled hunters.
Grade k-2 | 3-5
Subject Science,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Worksheets

  • This article tells readers what to do if they spot a bat in Connecticut and provides additional information about bats.
  • Students will learn about white-nose syndrome and its impacts on the bat population, bat migratory and hibernation patterns, and bat habitats.
Grade 6-8 | 3-5
Subject Science
Resource Type Articles/Websites

  • In this lesson, students will use maps, graphs, and data from California to investigate the connection between air quality, wildfires, and location.
  • Students will develop questions about the causes of poor air quality, use fire and smoke maps to determine the impact of wildfires on air quality, analyze the increase in droughts and wildfires due to anthropogenic climate change, and analyze box plots to compare the air quality in different communities.
Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Mathematics
Resource Type Lesson Plans

Climate Change Lessons By Teachers

Explore climate change lessons created by teachers for the subjects you teach.

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Students consider the impacts of biking on their community and how to encourage people to bike more through a school survey. 

Inquire: Students view a short video of students biking to school and discuss their experiences with biking.

Investigate: Students create and analyze graphs and survey results about biking.

Inspire: Based on their findings, students generate suggestions to encourage biking in their school community.
Grade 3-5
Subject Mathematics
Resource Type Lesson Plan

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  • This fun and inspiring activity lets students color in various Captain Climate images, print off and color bookmarks, and make a cutout of their ideas to help the Earth.
  • The images in the activity encourage students to be kind, read books, and protect the planet.


Grade k-2 | 3-5
Subject Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • These online vocabulary cards go over useful terms about air pollution, environmental justice, and climate change.
  • The vocabulary terms are defined and accompanied by an illustrative image.


Grade 3-5
Subject Science,Health
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This bundle of writing prompts, calendar planning pages, goal planning sheets, a student survey, and coloring pages will be sure to get your students back into the swing of things this fall.
  • The materials can be customized, downloaded, or printed for use in the classroom or as homework assignments.


Grade 9-12
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This collection of short writing prompts, bell ringers, planner pages, monthly calendars, goal-setting sheets, a student survey, and coloring pages will help get middle school students ready to start the school year by reflecting on their summer and thinking about what they’d like to accomplish.
  • The slides can be customized, downloaded, shared, or printed.


Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • Get your students excited for the new school year with this collection of Captain Climate coloring pages, bell ringers, writing prompts, classroom signs, class schedule cards, goal planning sheets, a student survey, and an "all about me" page.
  • There are a number of customizable and printable signs, labels, and worksheets that can be used for a variety of purposes.


Grade 3-5
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • Use these classroom signs, songs, poems, coloring sheets, and writing prompts to get your students excited about the new school year.
  • There are a number of printable, downloadable, and customizable worksheets, signs, and labels to get your classroom ready and the activities will get your students excited to learn!



Grade k-2
Subject Science,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This engaging summer learning activity sheet will keep your high school kids learning all summer long with experiments, podcasts, graphic novels, educational videos, and career path discussions.
  • The activities can be completed randomly, as a game, or they can complete the entire sheet.


Grade 9-12
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Health
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This fun summer learning activity sheet is full of hands-on activities and experiments, interactive games, reading and writing activities, educational videos, and podcasts.
  • Keep your kids learning all summer long as they get outdoors and continue to practice their reading, writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.



Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies,Chemistry,Biology,Earth and Space Sciences,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This engaging group of activities will keep your kids active and learning all summer long with hands-on activities and experiments, interactive games, reading and writing activities, educational videos, and podcasts.
  • Play it as a game or encourage your kids to complete one row or column each week to get them ready for the next school year.



Grade 3-5
Subject Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This fun summer learning activity sheet will keep your kids engaged all summer long with hands-on activities, art projects, reading and writing activities, educational videos, and games.
  • Play it like Bingo or Tiddlywinks to select an activity, or simply challenge them to complete the whole card by the end of the summer.



Grade k-2
Subject Science,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This group of Earth Day resources provides writing prompts that stimulate social and emotional connections to nature, vocabulary cards with images, and art activities.
  • All resources are adjustable, downloadable, and easy to share online, making them a great choice for Earth Day or any other time of the year.



Grade 9-12
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

News for Students

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

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Jul 12

Tests Show Seine River Too Polluted for Olympic Swimmers

With the Summer Olympics two weeks away, water quality tests show the Seine River remains unsafe to swim in. T...

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Jul 11

Recycle Artist Trolls World With Huge Sculptures And Green Message

Thomas Dambo’s trolls lurk in surprising places around the world. Unlike the monsters of Nordic&nbs...

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Jul 11

Beryl Remnants, Heat Wave Deliver Extreme Weather to Half of US

A heat wave and storms threatened half of the US with extreme weather Wednesday. It was fueled by cl...

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Jul 10

Last-Ditch Clothes Recycling Effort: Nuke 'Em

Finished with that flannel? Done with those old jeans? If you care about clothing waste, you might be looking...

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Jul 9

Beryl Slams Texas' Gulf Coast, Taking Out Power to Millions, Killing at Least 3

More than two million people in Texas and elsewhere lost power Monday as tropical storm Beryl slammed int...

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Jul 8

After 378 Days, Crew Emerges From Simulated Mars

On June 25, 2023, researchers Kelly Haston, Anca Selariu, Ross Brockwell, and Nathan Jones allowed themselves...

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Jul 8

Phoenix's Sizzling Streets are Severely Burning Some Who Touch Them

Phoenix just endured the hottest June on record. People are getting burned to death there by si...

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Jul 3

Athletes, Not Hot on Paris No-A/C Plans, to Bring Cooling Units to Olympics

A debate over how to keep Olympic athletes cool during the 2024 Paris Games is heating up. Some nati...

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Jul 3

UK Investors Seek Undersea Solar Power Link for Europe, North America

Solar power is sustainable. It can slash your power bill. It may even increase the value of homes wi...

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Jul 3

Beryl, Season's First Hurricane, Churns Through Caribbean as Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Beryl, a massive storm with sustained winds in excess of 157 mile...

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Jul 2

Study: Protecting 1.2% of Earth's Ecosystems Could Stave Off Majority of Extinctions

A key UN effort is known as “30 by 30.” It stands for 30% by the year 2030. It seeks to nearly dou...

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Jul 1

'Nose Wipers' and 'Boondoggles': Antarctica Has a Language All Its Own

If you ever become one of the rarest tourists of the world, venturing to Antarctica, you might notic...

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Jul 1

CDC Warns of Rising Threat of Dengue Fever This Summer

The Centers for Disease Control is warning people in the US about a possible increase in cases of dengue fever...

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Jun 27

For Many Communities, Pride Month Events Are A First

Each June, thousands of communities across the globe celebrate Pride Month. It's meant to recognize ...

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Jun 26

Rare Iberian Lynx No Longer Among Endangered Animals

The Iberian lynx is one of the world’s most unique wild cats. Loss of habitat, poach...

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Jun 26

China Moon Probe Returns Successfully, Rare Rocks in Tow

China’s Chang’e-6 lunar module thudded down on a windswept plain in Inner Mongolia Tuesd...

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Jun 25

Alaskan Tour Guide, Police Save Baby Moose From Drowning

A novelist named JM Coetzee once wrote: “Anyone who says that life matters less to animals than it does...

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Jun 25

Vietnam's Island-Building in Disputed Waters Stokes Tensions With China

Vietnam has increased its pace of building islands in the waters of the South China Sea. It has some experts o...

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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.

Climate Generation

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

In this conference, teachers will explore curricula and tools to teach climate change concept...

Format: Online: Synchronous
Date(s) Offered: July 15-19, 2024
Shelburne Farms

Watershed for Every Classroom

In this year-long program, educators will explore how people, places, and things tell the stories of the Lake...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: July 16, 2024 - April 12, 2025
National Science Education Leadership Association

NSELA Summer Leadership Institute

Join NSELA and the Institute for Science and Math Education for a Summer Leadership Institute focused on...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: July 16-18, 2024
CREATE

STEM Educator Solar Plus Storage Institute

In this three-day workshop, teachers will be guided through hands-on lessons designed to teach s...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: July 23-25
WhyMaker

Clean Energy Educator Workshops

In this workshop, teachers will receive 1-4 days of professional learning on the topic of clean energy. Tea...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: May 10, July 15-18, and July 22-25
Shelburne Farms

Immersion in Education for Sustainability

In this three-day workshop, teachers will dive into the essential questions of Education for Sust...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: July 23-25, 2024
Natural Start Alliance

2024 Natural Start Alliance Conference

This nature-based early learning conference includes an opening welcome on Wednesday evening and con...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: July 31, August 1, 2
CLEAN

Climate Mental Health

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

Format: Online: Asynchronous
The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education

The Cloud Institute's Education for Sustainability Standards and Performance Indicators

The Cloud Institute's Education for Sustainability...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Green Teacher

Talking With Green Teachers Podcast

This inspiring podcast features conversations with environmental educators from around the globe.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

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