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
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): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nux4xpVDDlQ (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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoRogDhRNUE (1:38)
• Program for the Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium: http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/ICJSProgram.pdf
• Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10207046424734413.1073742003.1...
• Reflections on the Symposium by students of the Evergreen host program “Resource Rebels: Environmental Justice Movements Building Hope”: http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/BlackboardReflections.jpg

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
Globalchange.gov

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

Climate Science, Education, Climate Data National, International Link
Globalchange.gov Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit for Informal and Formal Educators

The kit is designed for classroom teachers and informal educators in parks, refuges, forest lands, nature centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, etc., and is aimed at the middle school grade level. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with six other federal agencies—National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA, NASA, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management—developed the kit to aid educators in teaching how climate change is affecting the Nation’s wildlife and public lands, and how everyone can become climate stewards.

Education National Link
Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA) Climate Resources

GLISA has developed a variety of educational resources on climate impacts in the Great Lakes region, including a report and several videos.

Climate Impacts, Education Midwest, Northeast, Great Lakes Link
Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing (ICCARS) Project: Climate Change Resources

In addition the providing links to a wide variety of climate education resources, ICCARS features a series of short, free-to-download information sheets on climate change and climate literacy.

Climate science, Education National Link
Madeclear: Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education Assessment and Research

MADE-CLEAR is a natural outgrowth of Maryland and Delaware's shared regional climate change concerns and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education emphasis. Its primary goal is to build the partnerships among the states' research and teaching universities, public schools, federal agencies, and public and private sectors

Climate Science, Education, Education Assessment National, East Link
Metropolitan East Coast Assessment

This study of the Metropolitan East Coast (MEC) area is one of eighteen regional components of The U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, organized by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The goal of each regional assessment is to understand the impacts of climate change and variability on the physical systems and human activities of a specific area of the United States. The website includes interactive GIS maps that explore climate impacts in MEC.

Climate Impacts, GIS, Education East Coast Link
More Than Scientists

More Than Scientists is a network, and community of scientists, making up 97% of the scientific community, as scientist and people who believe in climate change and are committed to addressing anthropogenic impacts on the Earth's climate. Here, scientists and anyone interested in climate science convene to discuss, share and learn new knowledge, facts, stories and news in relation to our changing environment. The network and its constituents are dedicated to understanding the Earth and climate science.

Climate Science, Environmental Justice, Education National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Climate Portal

This site includes a wealth of information and data about climate impacts, as well as support for educators and interactive tools for youth.

Youth, Climate Education, Climate Science, Data, Curriculum National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observatory

The Earth Observatory includes a variety of weather and climate data sources.

Climate Science, Data National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science Division

A major component of NASA’s Earth Science Division is a coordinated series of satellite and airborne missions for long-term global observations of the land surface, biosphere, solid Earth, atmosphere, and oceans. This coordinated approach enables an improved understanding of the Earth as an integrated system.

Climate Science, Climate Data National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) For Educators

NASA's Science Education Program creates products using NASA's results in Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics research. The program sponsors educational activities at all levels of formal and informal education to provide opportunities for learners to investigate their world and their universe using unique NASA resources.

Education, Science National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Global Climate Change Master Directory

This website catalogs climate data and resources available through NASA.

Climate Science, Data National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ozone Resources

NASA has cataloged existing research about the ozone layer, and hosts web resources on ozone-related scientific data, including a live ozone hole watch.

Ozone Layer, Climate data National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Precipitation Education

his website, presented by NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, provides students and educators with resources to learn about Earth’s water cycle, weather and climate, and the technology and societal applications of studying them.

Precipitation Education, Curriculum, Climate Science National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wavelength

NASA Wavelength is your pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. These resources, developed through funding of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD), have undergone a peer-review process through which educators and scientists ensure the content is accurate and useful in an educational setting.

Climate Science, Science Curriculum National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): Mission Science

Mission: Science is provided by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate to engage students in NASA Science and showcase educational resources created by NASA and its partners.

Science, Education National, International Link
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Soil Moisture Active Pressure (SMAP)

SMAP is a satellite designed to measure soil moisture over a three-year period, every 2-3 days. This permits changes, around the world, to be observed over time scales ranging from major storms to repeated measurements of changes over the seasons. As part of this project NASA has also developed educational materials

Climate Education, Climate Science, Data National, International Link
National Center for Science Education (NCSE): Climate Education

Long respected for its work in defending and supporting the teaching of evolution in the public schools, in 2012 NCSE launched this new initiative to defend and support the teaching of climate change. This section of the website includes the four main sections of the climate change education resources here.

Education, Climate Change National Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Data in the Classroom

We're taking a systems approach to learning about the Earth using real scientific data. Our goal is to design easy-to-use curriculum activities and simple, intuitive computer interfaces for accessing online data. It's all part of a NOAA-supported effort called the NODE Project.

Climate Education, Climate Science, Data National, International Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Literacy Guide

In an effort to promote climate literacy, scientists, formal and informal educators, and representatives of a range of U.S. agencies participated in developing and vetting a list of the most important concepts in climate science. The document they produced — Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science — reflects a broad and current effort to define climate literacy.

Education, Climate Impacts National, International Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center

The Climate Prediction Center provides real-time predictions for precipitation, temperature, drought and other hazards across the US and select territories.

Climate Data, Climate Impacts National, US territories Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Ready Great Lakes

Climate Ready Great Lakes consists of three modules designed to help create a Great Lakes region that is “climate ready.” Toward this end, these modules provide stakeholders and decision makers with clear information about Great Lakes climate, as well as what we need to adapt to, why, and how.

Climate Science, Adaptation, Assessment, Education Great Lakes, Midwest, Northeast Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Education Resources

NOAA maintains a website of educational resources, which includes information on current climate science, funding and educational opportunities for students and educators, updates on NOAA education programs, and upcoming events and programs.

Education, Climate Science National Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) El Nino Theme Page

NOAA has collected a list of outside educational resources on El Nino and La Nina events.

El Nino, Climate Science, Education National, International Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Global Warming Factsheet

NOAA has summarized information within the IPCC AR4 international climate assessment and presents the data in an easy-to-read, brief manner.

Climate Science, Data National, International Link

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