Climate Education

Many organizations have developed educational resources to both inform the public about climate impacts, and support curriculum for educators. This list includes climate, environmental and scientific educational resources intended to broaden understandings of climate change and climate impacts. This page also includes links to videos and educational talks relevant to tribal climate change issues.

Titlesort descending Description Category Geography Website
Adaptation Workbook: A Climate Change Tool for Land Management and Conservation

The Adaptation Workbook is a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change and design land management and conservation actions that can help prepare for changing conditions. The process is completely flexible to accommodate a wide variety of geographic locations, ownership types, ecosystems and land uses, management goals, and project sizes.

climate change, adaptation, management, assessment, policy, research National Link
Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)

Alliance for Climate Education's mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action.

Education, Youth, Climate Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation National Link
ARM Climate Research Facility

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program was created in 1989 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop several highly instrumented ground stations to study cloud formation processes and their influence on radiative transfer. As part of their work, ARM provides educational resources for students and teachers.

Education, Climate Science, Data National Link
Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE): Educational Resources

ASTE keeps a list of environmental education organizations and resources for teachers.

Environmental Education National, International Link
California EPA Climate Curriculum Resources

CAEPA Air Resources Board maintains a list of third party climate curricula for students age K-12.

Climate Education, Curriculum National Link
California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)

The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC), administered by the California Department of Education, is a communication network supporting the environmental literacy of California's students by providing teachers with access to high quality environmental education resources.

Environmental Education, Curriculum California, West, Northwest, Southwest Link
CAMEL: Climate Change Education Project

CAMEL is a FREE, COMPREHENSIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY, MULTI - MEDIA RESOURCE for educators, providing over 300 interdisciplinary topic areas and numerous resource types to give the educator the tools they need to teach CLIMATE CHANGE causes, consequences, solutions and actions. The educator is able to create courses, textbooks, administer exams & surveys, invite others and collaborate around teaching materials, strategies and assessment.

Climate Education, Curriculum Development National Link
Climate and Health Intervention Assessment

Evidence on Public Health Interventions to Prevent the Negative Health Effects of Climate Change. This guide outlines the findings of the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Midwest/Southeast Collaborative on the evidence of effectiveness of various interventions for reducing the negative health impacts of climate change. This is not intended to be a comprehensive guide of all potential interventions; rather it outlines the evidence found for certain interventions as part of the Midwest/Southeast Collaborative’s review of the literature. The findings in this document highlight a subset of potential interventions for select potential climate-related health impacts. It is intended as a general guide, and health departments are encouraged to seek out additional literature and consult with subject matter experts before implementing interventions.

climate change, prevention, adaptation, mitigation, planning, policy, human health, climate projections, hazard, risk National Link
Climate Change Learning Sciences Research at University of Maryland

This collection of climate change education materials is designed for use in science methods courses. Science methods instructors may use these resources, as a set or individually, to support teacher interns

Climate Change, Education, Curriculum National Link
Climate Change LIVE

The U.S. Forest Service and 26 federal and NGO partners bring climate learning to you through a series of webcasts, webinars, and online climate education resources, including curriculum.

Education, Climate Science, Data National Link
Climate Institute Tribal College Climate Protection Program

The Climate Institute has been in a unique position to inform key decision-makers, heighten international awareness of climate change, and identify practical ways of achieving significant emissions reductions. This has been done through several different media including symposia, conferences, roundtables, and special briefings. These have been carried out not only in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe but also in as many as 30 developing countries providing expert advice at ministerial and heads of state briefings and at sessions with business executives and private citizens. Climate Institute is partnering with Tribal Colleges to work on their Climate Protection Program.

Adaptation, Response, Education National Link
Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

CLEAN provides a collection of over 600 free, ready-to-use resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists

Education National Link
Climate Modeling 101

This site is a primer on how climate models work. The information is based on expert consensus reports from the National Research Council's Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

vulnerability assessment, climate science, model, climate change, adaptation, strategy, education National Link
Climate Voices

Climate Voices, Science Speakers Network brings scientists and their fellow citizens together in discussions of climate science and local impacts of climate change. The purpose of the network is to share scientists’ expertise and engage citizens in meaningful, ongoing dialogue about climate change effects on local communities, regions, and the country.

Climate Science, Education National Link
College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute

The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) is dedicated to examining sustainability issues and applying them to the Menominee model of sustainable development. This website is devoted to explorations of questions like, what is sustainable development? Answers are offered through multimedia presentations, essays, and conversations on the Menominee, their forest, and their spirit.

Sustainable Development, Forestry Management, Climate Science National, Northeast Link
Cool California: Climate Change Curriculum

Cool California, a non-profit collaborative dedicated to giving Californians the tools they need to take action and protect the climate, hosts links to a variety of climate curricula.

Climate Change, Education, Curriculum National, California Link
Cooling the Curriculum Project

The Cooling the Curriculum Learning Portal is a web portal community to connect those interested in the incorporation of climate change modules, science, and theory into higher education curriculum and other teaching institutions.

Climate Education, Curriculum, Climate Science National Link
Cornell University: Climate Education Resources

Cornell's Department of Ornithology provides links to information materials for teaching and learning about climate change.

Education, Curriculum, Climate Impacts National, International Link
Cornell University: Climate Education Resources for Youth

Cornell University provides links to existing resources for teaching youth about climate impacts, and educating youth on how to address climate impacts.

Education, Youth, Curriculum, Climate Impacts National, International Link
Data-enhanced Investigations for Climate Change Education (DICCE)

The goal of the NASA-funded project Data-enhanced Investigations for Climate Change Education (DICCE) has been to make it easier for middle and high school teachers and students to study climate change and related Earth system phenomena using geospatial data products from the Goddard Interactive Online Visualization and Analysis Infrastructure (GIOVANNI).

Climate Science, Data, Education National, International Link

Earthguide is dedicated to providing online materials for K-14 students, teachers, and the public that enhances lifelong learning and encourages positive action related to the management of the Earth, its living and natural resources and society.

Education, Science National, International Link
Educator's Bridge: Elementary Education Resources

This website hosts links to a variety of environmental, scientific and climate education web resources.

Education, Science, Climate Impacts National, International Link
ee capacity: Primer on Climate Change for Educators

ee capacity offers free resources as a primer for teachers seeking to integrate climate change into curriculum.

Education, Curriculum National, International Link
Environmental Literacy Council

The Environmental Literacy Council is an independent, non-profit made up of scientists, economists, and educators striving to connect teachers and students to science-based information on environmental issues. Our website offers over 1000 pages of background information and resources on environmental topics, along with curricular materials, and textbook reviews.

Education, Science, Curriculum National, International Link
Evergreen Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium

The Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium drew nearly 500 participants to the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Wash.) on November 5-6, 2015. For those who missed all or part of the proceedings, these are some links to videos, the program, and background.
• November 5 keynote by Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, who spoke on “The Paris Climate Accord: Will it be a Crime Against Humanity and Mother Earth?” (including videos on Indigenous opposition to carbon trading): (1:43)
• November 6 panel on Fossil Fuel Connections, with tribal voices from the front and back ends of the oil and coal train routes: (1:38)
• Program for the Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium:
• Photos:
• Reflections on the Symposium by students of the Evergreen host program “Resource Rebels: Environmental Justice Movements Building Hope”:

video, indigenous climate justice Northwest Link
Exploring the Environment Project

The Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University has expanded the popular Exploring the Environment website with funding from the NASA Innovations in Global Climate Change Education program. The new modules provide a comprehensive problem-based learning approach to the study of climate science.

Education, Climate Science, Data, Curriculum National Link
Federal Indian Law Update

Given the complexity of federal Indian law, it is helpful to start with a brief introduction to federal Indian law. Much of the information appearing in this first section of the annual update is repetitive of material included in previous updates. A review of these foundational principles may prove helpful. There are three potential sovereigns that may be able to assert jurisdiction in matters arising within Indian country: tribal government, state government, or the federal government. Which sovereign is legally capable of asserting jurisdiction often turns on two questions: (1) the political identity of the parties involved; and (2) the location of the action giving rise to the matter.

legislation, planning, policy, sovereignty, self-determination, treaties, jurisdiction, tribal government, federal government, assistance, paternalism National Link
Florida Solar Energy Center

In order educate teachers and students about renewable energy technologies, the Florida Solar Energy Center has developed several environment and energy curricula for use by teachers.

Education, Curriculum, Renewable Energy National Link
Global System Science

Global Systems Science (GSS) is an interdisciplinary, integrated course for high school students, created by the Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley. The course emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

Education, Curriculum National Link

The US Global Change Research Program is a hub for climate resources, data and multimedia. As part of their efforts, hosts a web catalogue of educators' resources, available here:

Climate Science, Education, Climate Data National, International Link