Join former VP Al Gore as he speaks truth to power! Download Gore’s conversation slides and help spread a simple message that the climate crisis is urgent, but the solutions are at hand.
Green Teacher’s newest book, which will be published later this month, brings together 12 articles and activities to aid educators working with high school-aged students with the intention of taking teens from despair to empowerment, helping them appreciate the difference between cap and trade and carbon taxes, exploring the environmental impacts of the tar sands, providing options for sustainable transportation, among other topics.
For more information click here.
The Fall 2017 edition of the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly paints a picture of what the future holds for green, healthy, sustainable schools. Feature articles cover topics ranging from citizenship in the classroom, healthy school food, and zero energy design to current trends driving the green schools movement.
For the full issue, click here.
The NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP)provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through university age students with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a climate-literate public actively engaged in climate stewardship. During the 2017/2018 academic year NOAA Climate Stewards is hosting a book club – anyone can participate!
For many years, youth educators around the world have shared their innovative learning activities and teaching strategies in Green Teacher magazine. In 2011, we launched a popular webinar series as a way of providing another medium for sharing great green teaching strategies. In 2016, we taped our first 6 videos, which we will be releasing in the coming months. Now in 2017, we’re officially welcoming anyone and everyone to send us short videos. Once published on YouTube, we’ll highlight your video(s) on our website and in our social media. Keep your videos between 3 – 10 minutes in length. Five minutes is an ideal length, whereas longer ones usually lose viewers.
For information click here.
This summer, spend time doing the things you love. Are there trails you’ve been wanting to explore? Work to do in your own garden or a community garden? Take a pause to celebrate the season. Connect with local, seasonal foods, reconnect with nature, build community and take action on the things that matter most in your life. Consider gathering with others for a summer discussion group on Menu for the Future, Hungry for Change or Reconnecting With Earth.
For more information and a full list of discussion course materials click here.
The Museum of the Earth’s “Teacher Friendly Guide to Climate Change” is an excellent alternative to the Heartland Institute’s anti-climate science publication being distributed to teachers around the country. This NSF-funded project includes both the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. The focus audience is high school Earth science and environmental science teachers, and it is written with an eye toward the kind of information and graphics that a secondary school teacher might need in the classroom.
For more details, check out The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change. If you are interested, they also are trying to crowdsource funding to distribute around 100,000 copies to teachers in the Northeast. They are aiming to eventually increase this to cover all the teachers in the US.
The CLEAN collection is now aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). There are multiple ways you can search the collection using NGSS.
1) NGSS browse – a user-friendly search portal into the collection
2) NGSS at a Glance – overview of all NGSS standards that are relevant to climate and energy with clickable resource links
3) Use the regular search interface and use the filters.
A book for practitioners and innovators featuring twenty-six stories from the field, shared by the EECapacity and NAAEE Community Climate Change Fellows, with information and resources on over a dozen approaches to community climate change education, from public art, resilience gardening, and climate justice, to social innovation, marine science, and youth programming.
For details and to download, click here.
The final version of Climate Change Education Effective Practices for Working with Educators, Scientists, Decision Makers and the Public, produced by the Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) Alliance, is now available.
This guide provides recommendations for effective education and communication practices when working with different types of audiences. While effective education has been traditionally defined as the acquisition of knowledge, Alliance programs maintain a broader definition of “effective” to include the acquisition and use of climate change knowledge to inform decision-making. The CCEP Alliance is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance exemplary climate change education through research and practice.