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Author

The Nature Conservancy

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics

Resource Type

  • Articles and Websites

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New York

Climate Grants to New York Organizations

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Synopsis
  • This article examines a climate resilience grant program supporting New York conservation groups and names the 2023 grant recipients.
  • Students will learn that this program awarded $550,000 to 14 organizations, that these organizations conserve different topographies throughout New York, and that some areas of New York state have a geological foundation for long-term climate resiliency.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • A map in the article shows where each grant recipient is located.
  • The article includes the website of each grant recipient.

Additional Prerequisites

  • A list of all the 2023 grant recipients is at the bottom of the article.
  • It may be helpful if students already understand the connection between climate change and decreasing biodiversity.

Differentiation

  • Students can use this article for a research project on climate activism in the United States.
  • This article can enhance a classroom activity where students analyze various conservation groups in their community.
  • This article can support a lesson on climate change adaptation and its importance.
  • This article can augment a classroom discussion on how human activity impacts biodiversity and ecosystems worldwide.
Scientist Notes
In this article The Nature Conservancy announces their 2023 Climate Resilience Grant winners and explains the purpose and motivation behind the grant. In the explanation readers learn about how conservation efforts are connected to climate change resilience and why these efforts are important. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-6. Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
      • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • Career Readiness, Life Literacies, & Key Skills
    • Life Literacies and Key Skills
      • 9.4.12.GCA.1: Collaborate with individuals to analyze a variety of potential solutions to climate change effects and determine why some solutions (e.g., political. economic, cultural) may work better than others (e.g., SL.11-12.1., HS-ETS1-1, HS-ETS1-2, HS-ETS1-4, 6.3.12.GeoGI.1, 7.1.IH.IPERS.6, 7.1.IL.IPERS.7, 8.2.12.ETW.3).
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.CI.11–12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of an informational text and analyze how they are developed and refined over the course of a text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex account or analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
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