Education is essential for reducing the impacts of climate change.

The topic of climate change has become pervasive on TV, in the movies, and on the Internet. As such, the opportunities to engage the public in learning about climate change and its impacts have never been greater. Citizen science is a powerful way for kids and adults to learn about climate change by sharing observations of things about which they are already passionate. Through education and increased scientific literacy we can work together to find innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences is a great starting point for classroom discussions or scientific inquiry projects. The climate literacy principles outlined in the brochure were developed by scientists and educators and are aligned with national and state education standards.

Get Involved

Try one of these citizen science projects designed specifically for K-12 students.

Bird Sleuth As Bird Sleuths, students observe birds, ask and answer their own questions based on their data, and publish their original research.

GLOBE As members of this worldwide program, students learn about the Earth as a system by taking atmosphere, hydrology, soil, and land cover/phenology measurements.

Journey North Students engage in a global study of seasonal change by observing animal migration patterns; plant budding; changing sunlight; and other natural events.

Learn More

Want to learn more about climate change in New England? Check out these resources.

Visiting the Exhibit?

Make the most of a school field trip with an on-site activity sheet. Print out copies of Climate Quest: New England (PDF) to take with you as you and your students explore the exhibit.