Now more than ever, the choices we make as a species will determine the world we leave for future generations. With PlanetVision, the California Academy of Sciences offers a blueprint for a sustainable future. By focusing on straightforward, effective actions that individuals, communities, businesses, and governments can take to improve our food, water, and energy systems, solutions to these global challenges are in sight.
NOAA has posted the files for a great new classroom/teacher/community workshop resource for coastal cities: Beat the Uncertainty. Planning Climate Resilient Cities. This simulation has been field-tested with many education groups and is a great way to start conversations about making cities more resilient to climate impacts.
Journey 2050 is a free agriculture education program that challenges participants to answer the question “How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?” Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched its annual update of EJSCREEN, the Agency's nationally acclaimed environmental justice screening and mapping tool. The updated version utilizes the most up-to-date demographic and environmental data. The Agency uses these updates as an opportunity to improve the tool based on feedback gleaned from users.
“Visualizing Change” is a website [ http://vischange.org/ ] that provides a toolkit full of examples and dynamic visuals and builds on advances in cognitive and social science research, to enable informal educators to use visual narratives on climate change to more effectively reach diverse audiences.
"Freebies for Science Teachers is a list of books and other resources hosted by the National Science Teachers Association. You can search by keyword, filter by type, or just scroll through the recent additions."
“Earth: The Operators’ Manual” is a wonderful resource that you may remember from a few years ago! Now, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles and his colleagues have produced THE CROWD & THE CLOUD – which is to get a preview screening at the National Academy/Keck at 6pm, Weds March 15th. Catch the programs on air or online - all will be streaming at CrowdAndCloud.org as of April 1 - but if you are in DC, check out the preview and RSVP. Pleased to say NASEM says free tickets are going fast!