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
Washington State Department of Ecology Climate Change Resources

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

Education, Climate Change 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
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 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) 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Native One Stop was launched in an effort to provide American Indians and Alaska Natives with easy, online access to Federal resources and programs. 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. 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
What are? Measures of Fire Behavior; Fire Facts

"Fire behavior can be characterized as the manner in which a fire reacts to the interaction of fuel, weather, and topography - the "fire behavior triangle." The four main parameters used to describe fire behavior include: rate of spread, fireline intensity, flame length, and flame height."

fire behavior, fire managers, measurement, education 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
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