Want to learn more about climate change but don’t know where to start? Check out this list of some of our favorite climate change education resources for students, teachers, and the public.
YOUTH CLIMATE SUMMIT WEBINARS
Join The Movement: Youth Climate Summits – #1
This webinar recording features a step-by-step overview of the Youth Climate Summit Toolkit and supporting resources. It also features to following guest speakers: Catherine Price, Cumberland River Compact and organizer of the Nashville Youth Climate Summit; Anya Morgan of Lake Placid High School; and Silas Swanson, Youth Climate Advisory Board Member and organizer of the Columbia University Youth Climate Summit
Join The Movement – Youth Climate Summits – #2
This is a similar webinar to the above recording, but it features different guest speakers: Nadia Harvieux, Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart William Smith and organizer of the Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit; Elise Pierson of Lake Placid High School; and Gina Fiorile, Youth Climate Advisory Board Member and organizer of the Vermont Youth Climate Summit.
Climate Change Science
NYS Climate Science Clearinghouse
Excellent resource for relevant, up-to-date science of climate change impacts in NYS, with an interactive map viewer and data tool to customize information on a local level.
National Climate Assessment
Overview of climate science and impacts across the nation with key messages and summaries for each geographical region.
NASA Global Climate Change For Educators: Graphics & Multimedia | Education
High quality graphics and visuals made from NASA data that illustrate the causes and effects of climate change across the globe, as well as a comprehensive list of climate education resources
NOAA Science on a Sphere Explorer
Flat-screen, free version of the Science on a Sphere installation. Great tool for exploring climate change on a global level.
Yale Climate Opinion Maps
Interactive maps displaying public opinions on climate change topics broken down to a county level across the United States.
Teacher Resources & Climate Curriculum
Alliance for Climate Education’s Our Climate Our Future
Our Climate Our Future is an award-winning climate education resource for teachers and students with climate change videos, interactive trivia questions, climate change lesson plans and more.
The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network: a collection of about 700 free, ready-to-use resources rigorously peer-reviewed by educators and scientists.
Climate Generation Curriculum
Climate Generation provides free, comprehensive, cross-disciplinary, standards-aligned climate change curriculum for 3rd-12th grade.
LabX Extreme Event Scenarios
Free, downloadable resources to run the Extreme Event Floods Scenario activity. Earthquake and hurricane scenarios are also available.
NOAA Toolbox for Teaching Climate & Energy
Resources and framework for teaching climate and energy science, skill-building for taking action, and evaluating teaching methods.
Climate Change Solutions
Searchable list of the top 100 solutions for reversing climate change with existing technology.
Video: Project Drawdown Explained
11 minute video about Project Drawdown solutions. Accessible material with call to action at the end.
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
A powerful tool for exploring climate impacts and design solutions on a national scale.
NYS Department for Environmental Conservation Climate Smart Communities Program
Climate Smart Communities (CSC) is a New York State program that helps local governments take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. Benefits include leadership recognition, free technical assistance, and access to grants.
Current Climate Change News
The following are great resources for staying up to date on climate change news. Most have options for free email newsletters:
Climate Generation #TeachClimate Network