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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 Audubon Society

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

National Audubon Society

Bird Migration Explorer

This interactive resource contains a wealth of information about the migration patterns, species, and conservation challenges of birds...

Added: 11/17/22

National Integrated Heat Health Information System

The Climate Explorer

This interactive tool displays a wide array of temperature, precipitation, tidal flooding, and extreme weather data from across the United...

Added: 09/20/22

Climate Xchange

State Climate Policy Tracker

This interactive map of the United States displays detailed information about the climate policies in each state, the makeup of th...

Added: 08/22/22

Rutgers University

State of the Climate: New Jersey 2021 [Infographic]

This infographic highlights some of the most alarming climate trends in the state of New Jersey.

Added: 08/10/22

Rutgers University

State of the Climate: New Jersey 2021 [Report]

This detailed report explains the effects of climate change on New Jersey, such as changes in weather patterns,...

Added: 08/10/22

University of Richmond

Mapping Inequality

This interactive map shows historical data, maps, and remarks around redlining practices in 1940s America.

Added: 08/05/22

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.

National Center for Science Education

1.5°C May Not Seem Like Much, But It's a Really Big Deal. Here's Why.

This article explains the importance of limiting global heating to th...

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Elementary Teaching Strategies

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

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New Jersey Mentorship Program

Gain confidence in teaching climate change by building a relationship with an educator who can help you integ...

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8 Ways to Teach Climate Change in Almost Any Classroom

This article includes eight tips for how to teach about climate change. Tips include...

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Paleontological Research Institution

Climate Change Adaptation

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

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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...

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Fundamental Concepts: Connecting Elementary Science Topics to Climate

The US Global Change Research Program has identified several Climate...

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Oregon State University

Trauma-Informed Toolkit

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

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Teaching Energy

This guide is designed to help middle and high school science teachers incorporate energy topics into their classrooms. Ene...

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The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education

The Cloud Institute's Education for Sustainability Standards and Performance Indicators

The Cloud Institute's Education for Sustainability...

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