Teaching about Climate Change
With nearly unanimous agreement among scientists that climate change is occurring, with global and regional temperatures rising and weather extremes increasing, it is imperative that we environmental educators have resources for teaching this important subject. Here are some online resources and links to help find what you may need.
The New Mexico Environment Department
sponsors Climate Masters
, an actions-based education program that helps individuals reduce their personal and household greenhouse gas emissions. Upon completing the free course, trained Climate Masters™ volunteers share with others easy, low-cost ways to reduce emissions from home energy, transportation, food, consumption and waste, and yards.http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/aqb/NewMexicoClimateMasters/
The NM Museum of Natural History and Science has a Climate Change Educator
, Eileen Everett. http://nmepscor.org/content/eileen-everett-0
Eileen works with children, families, and adults on educating about our changing climate and actions we as individuals, communities, and societies can take in regards to our warming planet. EileenM.Everett@state.nm.usOnline Climate Change Education Resources:http://www.climatechangeeducation.org/http://www.epa.gov/teachers/climate.htmlhttp://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.htmlhttp://www.education.noaa.gov/Climate/http://hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm