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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.

People for Community Recovery

Hazel M. Johnson's Legacy

This interactive timeline is a biography of Hazel M. Johnson and her many years of research and organizing to help protect her commun...

Added: 02/01/23

Project Drawdown

Climate-Poverty Connections Report

This detailed report describes the benefits and challenges of enacting 28 climate change solutions for human well-being and...

Added: 01/23/23

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Understanding Differences in Americans' Motivations for Eating Plant-rich Foods

This report presents the findings of a survey to determine what motivates Ameri...

Added: 01/18/23

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Experience with Global Warming Is Changing People's Minds About It

This short article summarizes the findings of multiple surveys about why Americans are chang...

Added: 02/01/23

Biointeractive

The Science of Climate Change

This short film describes the greenhouse effect, the importance of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas, how scientists study clima...

Added: 01/20/23

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

City of the Future Climate Project Educator Guide

In this lesson, students design, evaluate, construct, and present their vision for a city of the future with...

Added: 01/17/23

IPCC

Climate Change 2021: Summary for All

This 16-page report explains climate change in a way that most people can understand, using illustrations, infographics, a...

Added: 01/19/23

The Kid Should See This

Why Do We Need Biodiversity?

This animated video, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, describes the pressures that biodiversity is under due to many human acti...

Added: 01/31/23

Global Forest Watch

Two Decades of Fire-Driven Loss in Unprecendented Detail

This article and series of interactive graphics present the findings of a global study on forest fires...

Added: 01/23/23

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Climate Change in the American Mind, April 2022

This detailed report explains the results of a survey of about 1,000 Americans and their opinions about global...

Added: 02/01/23

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.

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; March 13 - April 7; April 17 - May 12; June 19 - July 14
Green Schools Conference

Green Schools Conference

This three-day conference features programming, events, and speakers designed for all people who work with schools...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: February 27, February 28, March 1
Earth Force

Environmental Action Civics: Ongoing Support Series

This series of workshops on environmental action civics features Q&A, problem-solvi...

Format: Online: Synchronous
Date(s) Offered: February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 at 4:00pm EST
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
Rutgers School of Public Health and NJ Safe Schools Program

Introduction to Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, Sustainability and Environmental Justice for HS Students (and Supervising Teachers) in Career-Technical Education in NJ

Please email the New Jersey Safe Schools Program (NJSS) team at cscbre@sph.rutgers.edu to be enrolled in this asynchronous training course on Rutgers Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) entitled, “Introduction for NJ High School Career-Technical Education Students [and their supervising teachers] to Climate Change, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice.” Then, the NJSS team will create an account for you in Canvas LMS so you can accept a...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Date(s) Offered: July 11, 2022 through June 20, 2023
STEM Teaching Tools

Climate Learning Resources

This page features many resources on many different topics. These resources are divided into six sections: STEM...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
CLEAN

Teaching Energy (Spanish)

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

Format: Online: Asynchronous
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...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Earth Warriors

Earth Warriors Climate Education Continuing Professional Development

This professional development package will help teachers teach about c...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Paleontological Research Institution

The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change

This thorough 294-page guide provides teachers with the information needed to educate their st...

Format: Online: Asynchronous