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
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 Congress of American Indians: Climate Data Tools Page

This is a full page of links to NCAI's recently released policy update on climate change and climate change data, followed by an extensive compilation of data-based resources that will inform tribal decision-making about climate action.
The list complies many resources from government and tribal entities to track climate changes.

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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climate Data Center--Global Climate Change

NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world. NCDC provides climate data resources on this website.

Climate Science, Data National, International Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Climate Education Resources

This website includes multimedia, climate data, and educational unites about climate change impacts in the US.

Education, Climate Impacts, Climate Data National Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Educational Graphics on Climate Change

NOAA has developed a series of educational multi-media graphics to help explain climate change processes.

Climate Science, Data, Education National, International Link
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): National Climate Assessment (NCA) Teaching Resources

The National Climate Assessment offers a wealth of actionable science about the causes, effects, risks and possible responses to human-caused climate change. NOAA, the NCAnet Education Affinity Group, and members of the CLEAN Network have developed a series of guides for educators that focus on the regional chapters of the Assessment Report, helping to unpack the key messages of each region and point to related, high-quality online resources.

Education, Climate Assessment, Climate Science, Data National Link
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): Workforce Development and Education Programs

This program is aimed at promoting the development of skilled workers in STEM fields, working with renewable energy. As part of the program, NREL has developed educational resources and tools for grades 4-12.

Science, Education, Renewable Energy 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
Native Fire- Safe Use and Application of Prescribed Fire

"Native Fire" discusses Native American's historic use of fire and addresses how traditional practices in the southern plains states have influenced its modern-day application. In it, fire research specialists speak to this history and address some of the complex challenges facing landscapes today. The 13-minute video also explains why fire is an essential and timeless tool that is necessary for maintaining and restoring ecosystems that evolved with fire. When safely applied by professionals at the right time, in the right way, for the right reasons, these prescribed fires reduce vegetation buildup, help protect our communities and restores our fire-dependent ecosystems.

prescribed fire, traditional ecological knowledge, ecosystem restoration, community Southern Plains Link
Native One Stop

NativeOneStop.gov was launched in an effort to provide American Indians and Alaska Natives with easy, online access to Federal resources and programs. NativeOneStop.gov is a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations with a shared vision – to provide improved, personalized access to Federal resources and programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives. NativeOneStop.gov will make it easier for tribes, Alaska Natives, and American Indians to find services, receive consistent information, and streamline outreach and services by Federal agencies. The site's core function is the eligibility prescreening questionnaire or "Resources Finder." Answers to the questionnaire are used to evaluate a visitor's situation and compare it with the eligibility criteria for resources and programs. Each program description provides visitors with the next steps to apply for any resource or program of interest.

federal resources, climate change National Link
Ocean Acidification Curriculum

This collection of free resources on OA (ocean acidification) funded and supported by the EPA, USFWS, the Suquamish Tribe, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and Washington Sea Grant, has been developed for educators and communicators, for K-12th grade students.

Marine, Education National Link
Oceanservice Education Curriculum

The NOAA Ocean Service Curriculum provides a variety of curriculums available, suggested for grades 6-12, which provide education for students on ocean, coral, estuary, and other marine environments.

Marine, Education 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
Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

SWPI helps health department programs strengthen services to people that use wells, cisterns, springs, and other private drinking water systems not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oversight for these systems vary, but core elements of successful, sustainable programs are similar. SWPI walks through the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services and the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards, and provides examples of using them to identify and fill program gaps in these types of drinking water programs.

Tribal Health, public health, sustainability, well water, safe drinking water National 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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