Resources and Activities
Resources and Activity Ideas
We are always adding more activities and ideas;
We would love to hear from you about ideas and resources you would like to see here. email us!
This site is for educators, students, and administrators who want to bring climate education into their schools! On this page you will find ideas for school-wide activities and events, assemblies, and field trips. Navigate to the sub-pages for resources for Quick Facts, COVID-19, English, Social Studies, Science, Spanish, and Art teachers as well as for clubs and student-led activities.
We hope that you will use these resources to foster the knowledge and passion in your students necessary to create a generation better prepared to act on the greatest issue of our time.
Online Classes for Middle and High School Students (especially helpful during COVID-19)
Environmental Impact Class (Varsity Tutors) - offered during summer as well, grades 9 to 12
Environmental Hero Class (Varsity Tutors) - grades 6 to 8
School-Wide Activities and Challenges
Water Awareness and action kit
School-wide activities, classroom lessons
Resource from Ontario, Canada - options for all different grade levels, water conservation focus, data collection sheets, worksheets regarding water focus, learning activities
Inquiry to Student Environmental Action
National Wildlife Federation
PowerSave Schools Learn how to help your school use less energy and save money
Green Schools Initiative Take the green school quiz and learn how to make your school greener and healthier. Learn how to start the school year off green.
Get a full list of resources for teachers here.
Example of an initiative in California with ideas to help schools reduce their energy usage and costs.
10 ways schools can reduce carbon emissions. Article from the UK with advice to adapt locally.
Take a Field Trip!
eesmarts museum partnerships: "These exhibits raise awareness in school-age children, educators and parents about the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency."
Bring a Speaker or Assembly to your school!
Michelle Eckman: CT audubon Director of Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Tolman: Director of Impact & Engagement at Common Ground email@example.com
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication: firstname.lastname@example.org 203-432-5055
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
ACE Assembly: “The ACE Assembly combines airtight science with pop-culture entertainment for an unforgettable experience.”
350Vermont Climate Change Presentations to Schools: "The Climate Reality presentation is a multimedia presentation put together by global climate leader Al Gore, as well as world class scientists, strategists, communicators and technical specialists about the basic science of climate change and how the direct cost impacts are having on communities around the world."
The Climate Reality Project: "Do you have questions about the greatest challenge we face and what you can do about it? Invite a trained Climate Reality Leader to your classroom, business, community group, home, office, or church to speak for free about the climate crisis and its solutions."
Expand your knowledge and teaching techniques with an edX course on climate change education
Teaching Climate Change
NPR 8 Ways to Teach Climate Change in Almost Any Classroom
This Summer: The Climate Justice Schools Initiative
CHEP is working with New Haven Climate Movement to get the New Haven Board of Education to pass the Climate Justice Schools Initiative.