The Forest Service has developed engaging, science-based climate change educational materials that focus on what Forest Service researchers have learned about climate change impacts, storage of carbon, and the importance of forests and grasslands to the health of ecosystems and humans. Forest Service regional research on U.S. forests, vegetation, and natural resources, can bring the climate change story closer to home, helping to answer the question, “What does climate change mean to me?”
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s strategic response to climate change employs a science-based adaptive resource management framework for conserving species on a landscape scale. Key aspects of the response include:
- Adaptation: Helping fish and wildlife adjust to the impact of climate change and moderating impacts through the application of cutting-edge science in managing species and habitats.
- Mitigation: Reducing levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.
- Engagement: Joining forces with others to seek solutions to the challenges and threats to fish and wildlife conservation posed by climate change.
Established in 2006 by polar explorer Will Steger, the Will Steger Foundation (WSF) educates, inspires and empowers people to engage in solutions to climate change.
National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists. Eco-Schools USA encourages children and youth to take an active role in learning about and taking action in their school community. http://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA.aspx
The CLEAN project, a part of the National Science Digital Library, provides a reviewed collection of resources coupled with the tools to enable an online community to share and discuss teaching about climate and energy science.
Project BudBurst includes easy-to-use materials for teachers and student groups. Project BudBurst, a NEON citizen science education program, is a network of people across the United States who monitor plants as the seasons change. We are a national field campaign designed to engage the public in the collection of important ecological data based on the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants (plant phenophases). Participants make careful observations of these plant phenophases. The data are being collected in a consistent manner across the country so that scientists can use the data to learn more about the responsiveness of individual plant species to changes in climate locally, regionally, and nationally.
Our mission is to protect human health and the environment.
We're an award-winning 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. We're based in Oakland, California, with educator teams in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Atlanta, New England, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
Our primary education goal is to provide cutting-edge climate information based on current ice core research to educators, students and the public in a form that contributes to your classroom or informal science program needs, and that provides data that is useful to decision-makers of all backgrounds. Please visit us at www.climate-expeditions.org.
GSA's mission is to connect and empower K-12 schools worldwide to lead the transformation to global environmental sustainability. Uniquely created by schools for schools, the GSA is a global network of schools represented by Sustainability Coordinators -- faculty, staff. students, administrators and others -- working together to solve climate and conservation challenges. GSA Member Schools share and implement sustainable best practices, and promote connections between schools, communities, and the environments that sustain them. We do this by: creating Peer-to-Peer forums; exchanging resources; offering original programs and curriculum developed by Member Schools' goals, vision and experience; and connecting youth to nature. GSA schools set and meet goals, and quantify progress. They coordinate governance, operations and curriculum to advance sustainability.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
Partners in Resource Education (PRE) is a collaboration of Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools and other private sector partners. PRE sponsors Hands on the Land (HOL), a network of field classrooms stretching across America.
The mission of Virginia's public education system is to educate students in the fundamental knowledge and academic subjects that they need to become capable, responsible, and self-reliant citizens. Therefore, the mission of the Virginia Board of Education and the superintendent of public instruction, in cooperation with local school boards, is to increase student learning and academic achievement.
Green Schools is a multiple award-winning 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization organized for Environmental Education [EE], STEM Education, and Environmental Literacy purposes. Green Schools’ mission is to create Greener & healthier students & schools through Environmental Education, Innovation, Leadership, and Action! Green Schools provides a number of Hands-on, Environmental Education/STEM-Education programs and resources to help students [K-16], schools, and communities make The Green Difference!
The inspiring and empowering Young Voices for the Planet films showcase earnest youth helping solve the climate crisis--speaking out and reducing CO2 emissions in homes, schools and communities through creative win-win solutions: energy audits, tree-planting, getting fresh local food in their school cafeteria, advocating renewable energy. Kids have power! To see all the Young Voices for the Planet films showing youth solutions to the climate crisis, go to http://youngvoicesonclimatechange.com.
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale ecological observation system for examining critical ecological issues.
It's never too early to go green with TurfMutt! With free classroom resources K-5, TurfMutt offers standards-aligned science lesson plans, educational videos, activities, puzzles, and more to promote your students' appreciation of the green space that surrounds them every day.