HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Film and Curriculum
Watch as Robert Redford’s son James Redford explores the factors driving the transition to clean energy in his feature documentary HAPPENING. To further engage students, the Redford Center created TEACHING HAPPENING, an interdisciplinary, modular curriculum developed to work alongside HAPPENING. Free to teachers, the classroom version of the film runs 50 minutes and the curriculum supports MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. Watch a short trailer * Access free streaminng link and curriculum
JetStream: An online school for water
Search lessons by topic in this National Weather Service Online Weather School. The site is designed to help educators, emergency managers, or anyone interested in learning about weather and weather safety.
OCEP Coastal Education Program - Module Three
The Oregon Coast Education Program provides coastal education modules with resources that help Oregon teachers provide meaningful watershed and coastal experiences for their students. Module Three is focused on Climate Change. The OCEP modules are housed on the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators website.
Oregon King Tides Photo Initiative
Grades - 4 to adult
Participate in this citizen science initiative by taking and sharing photos of the coastline during a King Tide event. Images are used to document sea level rise over time and to inform coastal resilience planning.
The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change (book)
Grades - High school
This book from the Paleontological Research Institution includes both the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. Download the PDF for free.
Weather and Climate Toolkit
Grades - preK to high school
This Indiana-Illinois Sea Grant page provides a sortable list of external resources on the general topics of weather, climate and climate change. Many of the resources can be readily utilized or adapted for e-learning and at-home teaching environments.
Do you want to introduce your students to ecosystems and field research during the pandemic? The Virtual Field, a coalition of 50+ field stations and marine laboratories around the globe, is creating a suite of virtual teaching materials that help instructors introduce students to field research and teach them to observe evidence of ecological concepts (species, habitats, processes and human-environment interaction). Materials target students at all levels and include instructor guides and student assignments.
To learn more, download a flyer.
Although this school year is different in many ways, we can still learn about salmon. Salmon Watch has created videos to help recreate some of the experiences of student field trips that have been canceled due to COVID-19. The videos are located on the MyODFW YouTube channel, and are great for students or the whole family. Watch all the videos as a playlist, or watch each individually:
This resource was created by ODFW in partnership with BLM, Mackenzie Watershed Council, and Lane ESD.