Youth Resources

The issue of climate change can seem overwhelming, especially to youth will be leaders in adapting to its impacts. It is important to give youth facts about climate change and encourage them to investigate, and take action. Here are resources to provide those tools to youth and educators.

 

Wisconsin Youth and Educator Climate Action

STEP: Student Tools for Emergency Planning Program..STEP is Wisconsin’s new turn-key classroom Image result for ready wisconsincurriculum for teachers to teach 4th and 5th graders how to prepare for various emergencies and disasters, including blizzards, tornadoes, flooding, storms and fires. Sign up as your school or classroom or download lesson plans.

Youth Climate Action ….Youth Climate Action Team (YCAT) is an entirely youth-run 501(c)(4) nonprofit dedicated to localizing the fight against the climate crisis to the state of Wisconsin and empowering and uplifting young people. The website features resources, stories, and Wisconsin events to engage youth.

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G-WOW Changing Climate, Changing Culture Curriculum... a 4-season climate change curriculum, plus a unit on water and climate change,  G-WOW integrates traditional ecological knowledge and language of the Lake Superior Ojibwe, place-based evidence of climate change, with scientific ecological knowledge, to promote climate action. The curriculum is targeted to mid-school to adult learners. Students investigate whether culture and science agree that the climate is changing, design a service learning project, and report it through the website’s Talking Circle. The website features additional climate resources, tools, and games.

Climate Literacy Resources for Youth and Educators

Teaching Climate… A NOAA website that includes resources and lesson plans to connect students and citizens with the best-available, science-based information about climate change

Climate Generation … A Minnesota-based organization founded by polar explorer Will Steger featuring educator and youth resources to resources and opportunities to build climate literacy, advocacy, and leadership

UNICEF Youth for Climate Action… Opportunities to connect with youth around the world by helping young people speak up for climate action.

NASA’s Climate Kids

A website for elementary to middle school students to introduce the science of climate change and what kids can do to help. Lots of kid-friendly video lessons and interactives. Educator resources and curriculum for teaching about climate.

 

National Education Association: Climate Change Essentials for Educators

Climate change curriculum and resources are organized by grade level elementary through high school.