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.
School-Wide Activities and Challenges
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
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.
Become a Climate Justice School!
Why should you be concerned with climate justice?
Because marginalized communities are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change
What you'll do:
Help lead community efforts to limit damage and create healthier communities.
Adopt projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support marginalized communities
CHEP will help with:
Using this site to facilitate climate education by teachers.
Greenhouse gas emission reduction project ideas and resources.
Climate justice projects for impacted communities in the US and abroad
Take a Field Trip!
Bring a Speaker or Assembly to your school!
Michelle Eckman: CT audubon Director of Education email@example.com
Joel Tolman: Director of Impact & Engagement at Common Ground firstname.lastname@example.org
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication: email@example.com 203-432-5055
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
June is Wetlands Month! Share the below resources in your classroom or club!
Wetlands Can Help Fight Climate Change Article from Scientific American
How Will the Wetlands Respond to Climate Change? Article from the Smithsonian
Water Spotlight Theme of the Week (May 25)