Climate Change Education


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Climate change is about so much more than rising temperatures. Its consequences are far-reaching and they're intensifying. Responding to the challenges created by climate change will take an all-hands-on-deck approach—and educators of every stripe, working in settings across the educational spectrum, will have a big role to play. 

No matter what your role as an educator—science teacher, naturalist, community organizer, activist—NAAEE can help you develop and reach your climate literacy goals. Check out the links above for information about all aspects of climate education, including resources focusing on climate justice and health, legislative efforts to improve climate literacy, research into effective education strategies, and much more. We continue adding resources, so be sure to check back from time to time!

Climate Justice & Literacy for All

Climate education equips citizens with the essential knowledge and skills they will need to cope with climate change and take action in their communities. This is especially important in frontline communities: Although climate change affects everyone, its most deadly consequences often disproportionately hit lower-income populations, especially those living in areas prone to increasingly severe storms. 

The State of Climate Change Education: Findings from a National Survey of Educators

A national survey of teachers and administrators finds overwhelming agreement that climate change education is important and should be taught across subjects. But teachers lack confidence and need resources, professional development, and clear signs of support from leadership to teach about climate change effectively. Read the report by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and Edge Research