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UCAR Center for Science Education

Teachers: supporting weather and climate learning, the UCAR Center for Science Education provides online educational resources and professional development opportunities for educators. Read More

Climate Change Schools Project

The Climate Change Schools Project, winner of the 2011 National Climate Week ‘Best Educational Initiative’ award, aims to put climate change at the heart of the national curriculum and make schools ‘beacons’ for positive action in their local communities. A model for the development of local school programs. Read More

C2S2: Climate Change Student Summits 2010-2011

C2S2 provides professional development for teachers, resources for teaching climate change, and a summit for students to share knowledge and ideas about climate change with scientists and with students from other cultures and latitudes. Read More

BudBurst in the Classroom.

Educator resources for use in informal and formal learning environments. Activities in phenology, data collection, and analysis that can be shared with other students and educators around the world. Read More

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

This brochure highlights a report that summarizes the science of climate change, and the impacts of climate change on the United States. Read More

Impact of Climate Range on the Desert Pupfish

This activity is a resource for teachers of grades 5-8 to conduct a lesson on the impact of climate change on a specific species. Read More

Ecoregion: Caribbean Ecoregion: Caribbean

This document is part of a set of educational resources for educators to encourage climate literacy. Read More

“Life By The Drop: Africa and the Global Water Challenge.”

A four-part series of articles on climate change and population growth effects on the quantity and quality of water in Kenya. Read More

Air Pollution: What’s the Solution?

Air pollution curricula with real-time data projects. Air Pollution: What’s the Solution? utilizes real time data to guide students, grades 6 – 12, to discover the science behind outdoor air pollution. The project contains exciting applications of the Internet by having students access real time atmospheric data, weather data and other sources. Students will focus on the science behind air quality issues, look for relationships and trends among the data collected via real time sources, and will examine the health impact of air pollution. Read More

ISSUES in Science and Technology, Online

Proposal for a three phase plan with rationale to research and develop climate mitigation technologies. Issues in Science & Technology is a forum for discussion of public policy related to science, engineering, and medicine. This includes policy for science (how we nurture the health of the research enterprise) and science for policy (how we use knowledge more effectively to achieve social goals), with emphasis on the latter. Read More


EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu