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Education Hub

The resources you and your school need to effectively teach climate change.

These comprehensive resources are built around the official NJ Student Learning Standards and expand on the work of the New Jersey Department of Education.

Teaching Resources

Search our database by keywords, resource type, grade level, subject, NJ Student Learning Standards, and more. All resources have been reviewed by a scientist and teacher team.

Water Footprint Calculator

Water Resources and Water Footprints

This downloadable presentation is a great introduction to the topic of water resources, as it details the distribution of...

Added: 11/28/22

Water Footprint Calculator

The Water Footprint of Food Guide

This interactive database provides detailed information and images about the water usage needed to grow and produce one servi...

Added: 11/28/22

Water Footprint Calculator

Water Footprint Calculator

This interactive water footprint calculator asks a series of questions in order to calculate an estimated water footprint.Students w...

Added: 11/28/22


The Dirt on Factory Farms

This short, animated video introduces students to the environmental, health, and moral implications of farming animals in a factory-l...

Added: 11/26/22


Let's Talk About It Coloring Pages

These coloring pages focus on allowing students to reduce their stress or anxiety and express their feelings about climate c...

Added: 11/18/22


Sound the Alarm — Declaring a Climate Emergency

In this lesson, students will consider how climate emergencies are created, how they can be a governmental poli...

Added: 11/22/22

Project Drawdown

Walkable Cities

This resource details the benefits, potential financial and economic outcomes, and hurdles of increasing the number of walkable cities worldwid...

Added: 11/21/22

Project Drawdown

Seaweed Farming

This article assesses seaweed farming as a climate solution and reports that increasing the amount of seaweed in the ocean could be an effectiv...

Added: 12/05/22


The Climate Emergency

This short animated video discusses the severity and urgency of climate change and highlights actions people can take to address climate...

Added: 11/30/22


Are Women the Climate Change Solution We're Looking For?

This short video highlights the vulnerability of women to climate change and the critical role they pl...

Added: 12/03/22

Professional Learning

Find the right professional learning opportunity for you or your school, whether it is support for curriculum development or foundational knowledge about climate change.

Climate Generation

#TeachClimateChat: Overcoming Barriers to Teach Climate Change in the Classroom

This session on Twitter will feature Neotha Williams (@MsWi...

Format: Online: Synchronous
Date(s) Offered: December 15, 1:00pm CST
Green Ninja

Implementing New Jersey's Climate Change Education Initiative

Green Ninja is offering specialized teacher training to prepare all New Jerse...

Format: In Person, Online: Synchronous
Date(s) Offered: November 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

NJ Climate Change Education Hub Presentation

This webinar features a walkthrough of the New Jersey Climate Change Education Hub and testimo...

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Teaching Energy (Spanish)

This Teaching Energy (Spanish Translation) guide is designed to help middle and high school teachers incorporate...

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Developing ESIs for Use in Your Classroom

This guide provides teachers with potential learning paths known as Earth Systems Investigations...

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Create Your Own Climate and Energy Units

This step-by-step guide provides a framework for utilizing CLEAN resources to develop NGSS-aligned...

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Elementary Teaching Strategies

This article features information about eight elementary teaching strategies to teach about climate change....

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Presidio Graduate School

Teaching Climate Justice

This four-week course allows K-12 educators to explore the important topics of climate change and environmental ju...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Date(s) Offered: February 6 - March 3, 2023; March 13 - April 7, 2023; April 17 - May 12, 2023; June 19 - July 14, 2023

Controversy in the Classroom: Strategies for Managing Climate Change Discourse

This article provides techniques for educators to address cl...

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Teaching Climate (Spanish)

This Teaching Climate (Spanish Translation) guide is designed to help middle and high school science teachers in...

Format: Online: Asynchronous