The Nat is excited to partner with Climate Science Alliance to bring educational resources to San Diego educators. Our Nature to You Loan Program houses a variety of educational materials created by Climate Science Alliance.
For those looking to check out the Climate Science Alliance's Climate Kids materials, financial assistance is available! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This resource provides educators with materials to help them better understand and teach about the local impacts of climate change in Southern California. It uses real data about wildlife, watersheds, and communities that participants can use to explore local change and learn about what steps students can take to reduce the impacts of climate change. This portable, field-ready education kit is ideal for field trips, outdoor locations, and classrooms. View Backpack Overview.
This resource provides educators with the materials needed to give an overview about climate change science and its implications for natural and human communities and ecosystems. It uses science, art, and storytelling to help students engage with climate change hands-on. This portable, field-ready education kit is ideal for field trips, outdoor locations, and classrooms. View Backpack Overview.
The Climate Kids Book Club promotes climate literacy for youth in grades K-8, with a variety of books that correspond to 10 actions you can take to help the earth. Book Club resources include a reading guide with background information, discussion questions, and fun hands-on activities, as well as collections of books for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Resources are also available online at www.climatekids.org.
For more information on how to check out these trunks, please see our Teacher Kit page.
Help students gain a better understanding of how climate change affects our food system and agricultural practices. The hands-on science activities, storytelling, and art materials in this trunk specifically target K-12 grade students based on Next Generation Science Standards. View Curriculum Overview.
Bring to life the concept of aerosols—one of the most poorly understood components of Earth’s atmosphere—and their impact on our lives and the changing climate. Through science, art, and storytelling activities, students will gain an understanding of the current science behind atmospheric chemistry and the impact of aerosols on both climate and public health. See how scientists are working to understand the issues we face related to these topics. View Curriculum Overview.
Through science, art, and storytelling activities, students will gain a deeper understanding of carnivores and their importance in our region. Investigate how a changing climate and increased human activity will affect these animals and their connections to the circle of life. View Curriculum Overview.
This Climate Kids Traveling Trunk illustrates the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. Through ocean acidification and warming, students will learn the current climate science. Through art, storytelling, and hand-on science activities, students will gain a better understanding of the impact on our oceans. View Curriculum Overview.
Students will explore pollinators and the important role they play in our lives. How will a changing climate plus increased human activity affect them and our food production? Find the answer to these questions with hands-on science activities, art, and storytelling. View Curriculum Overview.