Goal: To educate young people about our changing climate and then give them the inspiration and tools to do something about it. The Green Ninja is a superhero that inspires kids to take action on climate change. The adventures of the Green Ninja are told in a youth oriented and humorous way, but grounded in science and data. The Green Ninja Show features 16-weekly episodes that combine humor and science to teach people about actions they can take to reduce climate change.
NASA Earth Observatory has updated their blog post "Key Science Points from the 2013 IPCC Report" with a new video from the IPCC. The blog post is an excellent summary that can be shared with students. We have included the new video below (published November 21, 2013).
CAMEL is a free multimedia resource for educators, providing over 300 interdisciplinary topic areas and numerours resource types to teach climate change causes, consequences, solutions and actions. Educators can create courses, textbooks, administer exams & surveys, invite others and collaborate around teaching materials, strategies and assessment.
Extreme heat was felt across the United States in the summer of 2011, breaking and setting new records for daytime and evening temperatures. A heat wave is a natural disaster, a “silent killer” for people that are caught unprepared. The impact is being felt beyond humans, and will be felt beyond 2011.
New DNA evidence shows that polar bears carry genetic material that came from Ireland, where grizzlies (brown bears) once roamed around 30,000 years ago. The finding could change our view not only of polar bear evolution but of the role of cross-species breeding more generally in shaping the living world.