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.

Title Description Categorysort descending Geography Website
Green Schoolyards America

Green Schoolyards America is a national organization that expands and strengthens the green schoolyard movement and empowers Americans to become stewards of their school and neighborhood environments. Our programs support the living school ground movement, build relationships that help it succeed, and work to embed this perspective in our existing institutions and policy and regulatory frameworks.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. Flood effects can be local - impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large - affecting entire river basins and multiple states. Provides step-by-step directions on preparing for a flood, what to do during, and what to do after.

climate change, flood, precipitation, water pollution, black mold, human health, safety, risk, planning, preparation Oregon, Northwest Link
Drought in Oregon

Drought occurs when rain, snow and other precipitation are lower than average for an extended period of time. Oregonians are familiar with drought, but climate changes are likely to increase the duration and effects. The health impacts of drought are numerous and far reaching. Some drought-related health effects are experienced in the short-term and can be directly observed and measured. However, the slow rise or chronic nature of drought can result in longer term, indirect health risks that are not always easy to anticipate or monitor.

climate change, human health, drought, illness, precipitation, water quality, water supply, water-borne illness Oregon, Northwest Link
Extreme Heat

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. An important goal of this web site is to provide easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations, assisting ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.

climate change, human health, illness, extreme heat, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, prevention, treatment, Oregon, Northwest Link

In a landslide, masses of rock, earth or debris move down a slope. Debris and mud flows are rivers of rock, earth, and other debris saturated with water. They develop when water rapidly accumulates in the ground, during heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt, changing the earth into a flowing river of mud or “slurry.” This website provides steps for action for before, during and after a landslide, as well as links to outside resources for further information.

climate change, landslide, natural disaster, adaptation, preparedness, human health, planning, emergency response, Oregon, Northwest 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
Winter Storms

Although periods of extreme cold cannot always be predicted far in advance, weather forecasts can sometimes provide you with several days' notice. Listen to weather forecasts regularly, and check your emergency kit whenever a period of extreme cold is predicted.

climate change, winter storms, extreme cold, freezing, snow, weather pattern, extreme weather, emergency, preparedness, human health, risk Oregon, Northwest, Pacific Northwest 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
UNESCO Climate Education Clearinghouse

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

Climate Education, Clearinghouse 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
National Wildlife Federation's Climate Classroom Kids

The educator’s guides and activities provided here are tools you can use to provide children with brief, accurate information at a level you know they can understand and relate to—and in hopeful ways. The photo galleries presented here are for educators and students of all ages who love wildlife and want to learn more about these amazing animals, to better understand the effects of climate change on their habitat and to take actions to reduce carbon pollution.

Climate Impacts, Education, Curriculum, Photography National, International 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
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