Climate Change

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Forests, Grasslands & Climate Change

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today.  Because forests and grasslands store carbon, provide clean water, and conserve wildlife habitat, they play a crucial role in a changing climate. more...

There's a wealth of information about climate change available on the Web. We have collected, and reviewed, some of the best resources for your use as an educator. The resources are divided into those developed and provided by the Forest Service, and by our partners and other trusted professionals. 

Compiled Climate Change Education Resources

For questions about climate change education in the Forest Service, please contact Vicki Arthur, Forest Service Conservation Education Specialist.


NSTA Climate Change Symposium-2010

For the second consecutive year, the Forest Service will partner with NOAA, NSTA and Sally Ride Science to present a symposia and related sessions on Climate Change at the National Science Teachers Association annual conference. Click here for additional information on the upcoming symposia, March 18-21, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. 

Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit

Our Changing Planet 1

The kit is designed for classroom teachers and informal educators in parks, refuges, forest lands, nature centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, etc., and is aimed at the middle-school level.


Green Schools!

A pilot group of five Washington DC schools has been selected to pilot a national GreenSchools! initiative of the American Fo...


Tree Benefits Calculator

The i-Tree Learning Lab is an educational curriculum that brings Forest Service scientific tools to stu...

Natural Inquirer-FaceLOOK Lesson Plan

In 2008, the Washington Office CE program developed a focused lesson plan for Job Corps sites based on the Natural Inquirer FaceLOOK!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQwgwNHCwN_DI8zPwBcqYKBfkO2oCADIwpjI/?position=SubNavigation&pname=Conservation%20Education&navtype=SubNavigation&ss=119995&pnavid=110140000000000&navid=110140100000000&ttype=main&cid=null