Temperature anomalies in March 2020
Thank you for visiting "Teaching Climate Change: Climate Change Science and Storytelling." In this self-paced course you'll find articles, videos, data, and other resources to help you understand climate change evidence, issues, teaching best practices and impacts, and explore personal connections. Some resources are specific to the Chesapeake Bay watershed region, but the majority will help educators from around the country.
Climate change is one of the largest threats facing our planet. Each day we understand more about this complex topic, which can change how we share data and teach about climate change. Keeping up with this changing discussion can be daunting, which is where this course comes in! This course is not designed to be comprehensive. Rather, this course is designed to provide an overview of climate change, touch on some of the impacts, and share resources for you to learn more. We will continue to update this course with new information.
Consider this course a primer. If you'd like to learn more about climate change, and maybe earn graduate credit, check out the sampling of Advanced Climate Change courses at the end of this course.
- Explain climate change basics including the history of climate science and evidence.
- Explain the difference between weather and climate and the basics to climate and Earth systems science.
- Connect human actions to the increase in carbon dioxide and how this increase is affecting our climate.
- Examine climate justice issues.
- Present some climate change impacts, responses, and solutions.
- Create your climate data story.
Please send any comments or feedback about this course to Krysta Hougen-Ryall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Estimated Time to Complete the Course: 15 hours
After completing this course, you will see instructions on how to receive your certificate of completion and credits for Maryland (1 CPD), Delaware, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania (6 Act 48), Virginia, and West Virginia. Depending on your state and local guidelines, you may be able to use the certificate of completion to apply for credits in other states. It may take up to 2 weeks for your coursework to be reviewed and for you to receive your certificate.