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
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
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