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 ascending Description Category Geography Website
Wisdom of the Elders

Wisdom received funding from National Endowment for the Arts in June 2015 to produce two more climate documentaries and two American Indian radio programs. They feature climate issues from the perspective of Portland's Native American community and Oregon coastal tribes. Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. is also forming a Native Climate Council in Oregon, which will consult on climate issues affective Oregon's Native Communities and recommend individuals to participate in the film and radio series.

Climate Outreach, Journalism Northwest Link
Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program

he Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) was created to promote energy education in Wisconsin schools. With support from Alliant Energy, Madison Gas & Electric, We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, WPPI Energy, and Xcel Energy, KEEP leverages teacher education to improve and increase energy literacy in Wisconsin's K-12 schools as a means of contributing to statewide energy savings.

Renewable Energy, Education, Curriculum Wisconsin, Midwest Link
Washington State Department of Ecology Climate Change Resources

Washington State DOE maintains a list of climate change web resources.

Education, Climate Change National Link
US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Literacy Framework

Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education presents interdisciplinary energy concepts that, if understood and applied, will help individuals and communities make informed energy decisions.

Renewable Energy, Education National Link
US National Park Service (NPS): Climate Change

The NPS has several resources dedicated to climate education and information, including videos exploring the science of climate change in national parks through interviews with scientists.

Climate Science National Link
US Geological Survey (USGS) Education Resources

USGS maintains a broad range of educational resources that address a broad array of scientific disciplines and topics, including geology, biology, ecology and climate. They have developed resources for K-12 and undergraduate courses.

Education, Climate, Science National Link
US Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center

The CCRC is developing an educational program to provide accessible information on climate change. Three comprehensive education modules are being created using curriculum developed by the Forest Service.

Climate Impacts, Education National Link
US EPA Student Guide to Climate Change

This website provides information on climate change and scientific research through short videos.

Climate Impacts, Education, Climate Science, Youth National Link
US EPA Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Education Resources

This website includes lesson plans, student resources, and multimedia climate education resources.

Education, Climate Science National Link
US EPA Environmental Education

This program provides information about environmental education, educational resources, career opportunities and funding opportunities for environmental education programs

Environmental Education National Link
US EPA Educational Resources

The EPA maintains a list of resources for educators seeking to address climate change.

Education National Link
US Energy Information Administration: Energy Kids Website

This website provides educational resources for students and teachers about major energy sources in the US.

Renewable Energy, Energy, Education, Science, Youth National Link
US Climate Resilience Toolkit

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events. The site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government. It also includes case studies and information pertaining specifically to tribes.

Education, Climate Science, Data, Adaptation, Native American National Link
Union of Concerned Scientists Climate Hotspots Map

The Union of Concerned Scientists maintain a Google Map that displays areas across the world currently experiencing notable impacts from climate.

Education, Climate Impacts National, International Link
UNESCO Climate Education Clearinghouse

UNESCO maintains a clearinghouse of climate education resources with over 300 entries.

Climate Education, Clearinghouse National, International Link
UNESCO Climate Change Starter's Guidebook

UNESCO has authored a climate change guidebook to aid educators in developing climate change curriculum and resources.

Climate Change, Education International Link
UNESCO Climate Change Education

UNESCO aims to make climate change education a more central and visible part of the international response to climate change. The programme aims to help people understand the impact of global warming today and increase "climate literacy" among young people. UNESCO hosts a Climate Change Education Clearinghouse, with access to hundreds of climate change education resources.

Climate Change, Education, Clearinghouse International Link
UNESCO Apia Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation

The Apia Office is working in an integrated fashion looking at both Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation from educational, social, scientific and cultural perspectives. Adaptation initiatives focus on integrating climate content and adaptation skills in school curriculum, community awareness and sharing of information through the media to build adaptive capacity in Pacific countries. Mitigation initiatives consider sustainable ways of developing alternative energy supplies. In line with the outcome from Rio+20, UNESCO will focus on supporting green growth and climate smart development in the Pacific.

Climate Science, Environmental Justice, Adaptation National, International Link
Tsunami STEM Curriculum

This curriculum uses Ocean Science Systems as pathways to stimulate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning to guide students in decision making. Students immerse into STEM through understanding the causes and consequences of a natural disaster such as a tsunami or bioinvasion, learn about their risks and explore choices and consequences of responses and preparation to tsunami hazards.

Coastal, Disaster, Emergency Management National, International Link
Trocaire Climate Change, Climate Justice Primary School Curriculum

Trocaire has developed curriculum for primary school students which addresses both climate justice, and climate impacts with a focus on Ireland and Ethiopia.

Climate Change, Education, Climate Justice, Curriculum International Link
Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program

ITEP is coordinating an onsite mentoring project as part of our Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program (TSWEAP). If your tribe is facing challenges in implementing waste diversion or source reduction activities as part of your solid waste program (for example recycling, composting, minimizing hazardous substances in your waste stream, making tribally-owned facilities more sustainable, etc.) – then this new project may be the way for you to move forward.

Education Development, Infrastructure Development, Waste Diversion, Source Reduction, Sustainability. National Link
The Resilient Ones Climate Film: Education Resources

This website provides links to a variety of climate change educational resources, including curriculum.

Climate Education, Curriculum National Link
The GLOBE Program

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.

Science, Education, Data Collection National, International Link
The Effectiveness and Implementation of 4-Poster Deer Self-Treatment Devices for Tick-borne Disease Prevention

In the last decade, the reported incidence of tick-borne disease has increased significantly in the United States.1, 2 Climate change is projected to alter the geographic and seasonal distribution of existing vectors and risk of vector-borne diseases.3 Resilient public health preparedness efforts and climate adaptation plans could mitigate the anticipated change in tick-borne disease risk. Health departments and other local jurisdictions have a variety of options available to combat the spread of tick-borne illness. Assessing public health interventions, Step 3 of CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework,4 is a necessary step before choosing an intervention strategy. This document seeks to provide guidance on one potential intervention activity, and provides a summary of peer-reviewed and grey literature to determine the effectiveness of the 4-Poster self-treatment bait station device for controlling tick populations among white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) hosts. Procedures for implementation of the 4-Poster device, occupational health and safety guidelines, and other considerations relating to 4-Poster device usage that may impact effectiveness are discussed.

climate change, adaptation, mitigation, disease, infection, awareness, planning, policy, management, prevention National Link
Technical Documentation on Exposure-Response Functions for Climate-Sensitive Health Outcomes

Climate change and climate variability influence human health in a variety of ways, and it may be important for the public health sector to consider these threats. Understanding the current and future burden of climate-sensitive diseases may benefit planning and response activities. As part of the Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative (CRSCI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduced the five-step iterative Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework (Figure 1) designed to help the public health sector plan for and adapt to climate-related hazards.

disease, infection, human health, hazard, prevention, prediction, adaptation, climate change, mitigation, planning, policy, management National Link
Syllabus Materials for Teaching #NoDAPL in Ethics and Other Courses

Kyle created a webpage that features some of the available materials that might be particularly useful for teaching: http://kylewhyte.cal.msu.edu/nodapl/. The site includes a recent overview article he just completed that can be used for teaching before it formally comes out (abstract pasted below and paper attached too), an interview Kyle did for Yale Environment 360 on Indigenous peoples and extraction, and a short essay for The Conversation on NoDAPL and climate justice.

social justice, sovereignty, self-determination, protest, treaty rights, social change, fossil fuel, capitalism North Dakota, National, Midwest
State of Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Educational Resources

Rhode Island DEM maintains a list of environmental education materials for students and teachers.

Education, Environment, Sustainability, Science National Link
Stanford University: Climate Change Education Project

Stanford's Climate Change Education Project offers free curriculum to teach about what drives climate change, climate impacts, and other climate issues; curriculum is for grades 6-12.

Climate Impacts, Education, Curriculum National, International Link
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College

Engaging participants from more than 1,000 institutions of higher education, as well as K-12 curriculum developers and teachers, SERC has created one of the world's largest collections of pedagogic resources.

Science Education, Curriculum, Educational Resources National Link
SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science): Native Resources in Sciences

SACNAS has developed a list of resources authored by Native scientists, and addressing science education in Native communities.

Science, Native American National Link

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