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New Jersey Climate Change
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.

National Wildlife Federation

Endangered Species: 6 Stories of Success

In this article, students read about six once-endangered species whose populations have rebounded thanks to the United...

Added: 04/03/24


2018 National Climate Assessment - Northeast

This teacher's guide incorporates the National Climate Assessment's Northeast Region chapter into the classroom th...

Added: 03/09/24

Project Drawdown

Nathaly Agosto Filión: Identity as a Climate Superpower

In this interview, Newark's Nathaly Agosto Filión discusses how she got involved in environmental work,...

Added: 01/08/24

Project Drawdown

Anthony Diaz: Serving Up Community and Clean Water in Newark

This video focuses on Anthony Diaz, co-founder and executive director of the Newark Water Coalitio...

Added: 01/11/24

Project Drawdown

Christian Rodriguez: Planting Possibility in the Ironbound

This interview and its related materials focus on Christian Rodriguez, an urban farmer and community...

Added: 01/08/24

San Mateo County Office of Education

Sustainable and Resilient Communities

In this multi-lesson module, students will explore green careers, sustainable and resilient communities, climate change,...

Added: 12/07/23


Guide to Birds in New England

This interactive and artistic collection of birds found in New England provides an illustration of each bird, a bird song recordi...

Added: 08/11/23


I Live in the Eastern US—Does Climate Change Matter to Me?

This video describes some of the changes occurring in the Eastern United States due to climate chang...

Added: 06/30/23

Rutgers University

Climate Dashboard

This interactive resource allows students to explore graphs and maps of New Jersey's historical and projected weather conditions, from 2000 t...

Added: 03/09/23

Columbia Climate School International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Disastrous Decision Making

This resource has students act as mayor, social advisor, and science advisor in a town that is vulnerable to flooding.

Added: 11/07/22

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.

The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education

The Cloud Institute's Education for Sustainability Benchmarks for Individual and Social Learning

The Cloud Institute's Education for Sustai...

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
Oregon State University

Trauma-Informed Toolkit

This 70-page PDF will help educators navigate trauma in the classroom. Sections in the toolkit include definitions...

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
American Museum of Natural History

Climate Change and New Jersey

This four-part, self-paced, interactive course provides information about the climate system and climate chan...

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Climate Change Crash Course

The interactive and engaging online course summarizes climate change into three easy-to-read chapters. It cover...

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

Controversy in the Classroom: Strategies for Managing Climate Change Discourse

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

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Paleontological Research Institution

Climate Change Adaptation

This guide on climate change adaptation explores existing and proposed adaptation strategies for a variety of cli...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
This Is Planet Ed

Local K-12 Climate Action Plan: Key Questions to Get Started

This 6-page guide features a list of questions to help school administrators a...

Format: Online: Asynchronous