For those wishing to teach children and young people about climate change and climate solutions we hope this list of fantastic websites, teacher and pupil resources is helpful. If you find other useful resources please let us know and we will add them to this list. For schools in West Sussex we offer FREE climate education assemblies and lessons. Schools outside of West Sussex there is a charge, learn more here.

FREE climate education webinars for teachers and educators…

In 2017 Carrie the founder of Sussex Green Living and Climate Reality Leader formed a group with other Climate Reality Leaders focusing on the education sector, they meet using Zoom webinars / online events from the comfort of your home or work computor. The group has grown and in 2019 a US Climate Reality Leader Stef Miller joined and has subsequently grown and formalised it into the Climate Reality Global Education Working Group. If you would like to join the group to share best practice, resources and support each other or just participate in specific webinars please contact us. You can learn about the talks we offer, including Climate Reality presentations here.

Most, but not all, of the following resources are accessible online without cost.

Teaching resources, stimulus materials and programmes

A Giant Change: http://www.skipseducational.org/a-giant-change

Association for Science Education:

Climate Change Evidence and Causes: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-review/issue-354/climate-change-evidence-and-causes

Effective strategies for talking about climate change in the classroom: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-review/issue-354/effective-strategies-talking-about-climate-change

The Adventures of Polo The Bear (Pay-for book): https://www.ase.org.uk/bookshop/adventures-of-polo-bear-story-of-climate-change

CBBC: In pictures, the changing world http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4760000/newsid_4762000/4762089.stm

Climate change, local and global: https://www.tidegloballearning.net/primary-early-years/climate-change-local-and-global-enquiry-approach-feature-article

Supporting resources: https://www.tidegloballearning.net/primary-early-years/publications-support-climate-change-local-global

Climate KIC: https://www.climate-kic.org/programmes/education/

Design and Technology Association: Focus climate change (pay-for digital materials): https://www.data.org.uk/shop-products/focus-climate-change-single-licence/

Geographical Association:

(Primary) https://www.geography.org.uk/teaching-resources/investigating-climate-zones-and-climate-change

(Secondary case study): https://www.geography.org.uk/teaching-resources/climate-change-bangladesh

(General) https://www.geography.org.uk/teaching-resources/weather-climate-change/investigating-climate-change

Green Teacher: https://greenteacher.com

Interclimate network: http://www.interclimate.org

Learning to choose: climate change: https://www.tidegloballearning.net/resources/learning-choose

Less CO2: http://www.lessco2.org.uk

School Energy Efficiency: http://www.schoolenergyefficiency.co.uk

Oxfam climate challenge 7-11: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/climate-challenge-7-11

Peacemakers (climate workshops): https://peacemakers.org.uk

Practical Action: Information: https://practicalaction.org/climate-change Teaching resources: https://practicalaction.org/climate-change-resources

Royal Geographical Society with IBG):

Climate 4 Classrooms: https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/climate-4-classrooms/

Climate Change workshop resources: https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/climate-change/

Climate change resources (KS3): https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/climate-change-resources-key-stage-three/

Galapagos and El Nino (GCSE resource): https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/galapagos-(activities-for-gcse)/

Engineering our climate: https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/engineering-our-climate/

60 second guide to climate action: https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/60-second-guide-to-sustainable-development-goa-(4)/

Solutions for the planet: https://solutionsfortheplanet.co.uk

Thinking through climate change: http://www.wmnet.org.uk/files/ttcc

 

Policy and background

The Big Issue: Putting climate change on the curriculum (Part of special edition, April 2019). https://www.bigissue.com/latest/put-climate-change-on-our-curriculum-the-outraged-teens-confronting-ofsted/

The climate curriculum petition: https://www.change.org/p/get-the-climate-crisis-on-the-national-curriculum/psf/promote_or_share?source_location=petition_show

NAEE blogs:

http://naee.org.uk/from-a-cumbrian-headteacher

http://naee.org.uk/climate-change-still-challenge-english-schools

 

Networks, action and support

Campaign Against Climate Change: https://www.campaigncc.org/climate_youth_strikes

The Climate Coalition: https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/schools

Climate outreach: https://climateoutreach.org

The Climate Reality Project Global Education Group (Facebook):

https://www.facebook.com/GlobalClimateEducation

NAEE (Environmental Education): http://naee.org.uk

SEEd (Sustainability Education): https://se-ed.co.uk

UK student climate network: https://ukscn.org

West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network (network of organisations and individuals providing support to schools): https://westmidlandssustainableschoolsnetwork.com

WWF: https://www.facebook.com/WWFUnitedKingdom

https://www.wwf.org.uk

 

Related issues

Hubbub: Plastic fishing: https://www.hubbub.org.uk/plastic-fishing

Move More, Eat Well: http://movemoreeatwell.com

Plant for the planet:

https://www.facebook.com/PlantForThePlanetDeutschland

https://pftp2014-prod.plant-for-the-planet.org/en/join-in

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