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Climate Change: Education


UNESCO's The Climate Change Starter's Guidebook

"...provides an introduction and overview for education planners and practitioners on the wide range of issues relating to climate change and climate change education, including causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation strategies..."


A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change

Opportunities for youth to "learn the basics, see the impacts, think like a scientist, and be part of the solution!"

ACE: Alliance for Climate Education

"ACE is a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America's high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it—while having fun along the way."


Global Climate-Change Resources

"AAAS seeks at every opportunity to increase the volume of scientific leadership on the issue of global climate change. Background materials on AAAS efforts related to climate change and links to relevant resources are provided here." Action Resources

A toolkit of education resources, media materials, and organizing guides, for 350 events and more.

Climate Literacy Network

In the left menu, see sections for teachers, students, and the public.

EE in Wisconsin's

Field Inquiry through Citizen Science: A Framework for Environmental Literacy

For more than just climate change, "...a series of guidelines that aids educators interested in citizen science as a means for learning."

Global Warming Central
A nice compilation of lesson plans, games, and resources produced by organizations such as PBS, UCAR, US-EPA and others.

GLOBE climate initiative

A plan to "...involve over 1,000,000 students in Climate Research," between 2011 and 2013.


Window to the Universe: Climate and Global Change

The climate section of "...a user-friendly learning system covering the Earth and Space sciences for use by the general public." Also ideal for classrooms.


Climate Change Kids Site

Designed for kids, but something we can all learn from.

United States Global Change Research Program's

Climate Change Wildlife and Wetlands: A Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators

A teacher's guide, glossary of terms, and more, from a site set up for "Integrating federal research on climate and global change"


Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
Publications and Reports
This is a frequently updated list of documents reporting on research into the American public's knowledge and attitudes about climate change. Two foundational documents are described below.

Yale Project on Climate Change and George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication

Climate Change in the American Mind

Analysis of responses to a nation-wide survey of Americans' knowledge of, and attitudes towards, climate change.

Yale Project on Climate Change and George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication

Global Warming's Six Americas 2009: An Audience Segmentation Analysis

Help target education for your audience. Based on the above nation-wide survey, authors"...identify and profile six distinct groups of Americans based on their climate change beliefs, attitudes, risk perceptions, policy preferences, behaviors, barriers to action, motivations, and values."


Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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