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
Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, along with Adaptation International, created the Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook, which provides a framework for climate change adaptation planning in the context of existing tribal priorities. The Guidebook builds on the on-going climate-related work in tribal communities, directly considers the unique issues facing Indigenous communities, and identifies opportunities and guidance for incorporating Traditional Knowledges based on the Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup’s Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges (TKs) in Climate Change Initiatives. The Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook is designed to be useful for tribes at any stage of adaptation planning and with varying degrees of funding and staff capacity. The Guidebook is designed so that tribes can work through any applicable section and skip sections that are not applicable. The development of the guidebook was overseen by a group of advisors who supported the writing staff by refining the goals and objectives for the Guidebook and by providing regular reviews throughout the development process. The project was funded by a grant from the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative and received supplemental funding from the Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium and the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute.

adaptation, planning, resource, climate change National, Northwest 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
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
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
Understanding Living Shorelines

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has created a summary about living shorelines. Living shorelines connect the land and water to stabilize shorelines, reduce erosion, and provide valuable habitat that enhances coastal resilience. They describe their purpose, benefits, and why they may be a innovative and cost-effective technique for coastal management.

shorelines, coasts, coastal communities, coastal resilience, erosion, NOAA, carbon sequestration Coasts 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
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 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 Education Clearinghouse

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

Climate Education, Clearinghouse National, International 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
University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Cooperative Extension Service

As the state's gateway to its university system, Extension serves some 80,000 Alaskans annually, providing a link between Alaska's diverse people and communities by interpreting and extending relevant university, research-based knowledge in an understandable and usable form to the public. UAF's Extension is part of the largest informal education system in the world, connecting Extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities in every U.S. territory and state. Extension offers hundreds of publications, written and produced by university specialists, which contain practical information of interest to Alaska residents. Many publications are free and available online. Major program areas include: agriculture and horticulture; health, home and family development; natural resources and community development; 4-H and youth development.

research, agriculture, horticulture, health, home and family, 4-H, youth development Alaska 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
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 EPA Educational Resources

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

Education 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Washington State Department of Ecology Climate Change Resources

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

Education, 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
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
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

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