What does good education look like? Despite recent attempts to develop standards for educational subjects and cross-curricular areas such as environmental education, there remains the question about whether rhetoric can influence practice. In this paper we suggest that rather than establish normative criteria, it may be more fruitful to find ways to engage teachers in critical reflection about their own practice and thinking.

Keywords: Environmental Education, Reflective Teaching, Science
Link to Resource: https://cjee.lakeheadu.ca/article/view/323/264

Journal Article
Paul Hart & Richard Kool

This book explores the nature of indigenous education, outlining key elements of American Indian perspectives on learning and teaching. It advocates developing a contemporary, culturally based, educational process founded upon traditional tribal values, orientations, and principles, while simultaneously using the most appropriate concepts, technologies, and content of modern education.

Keywords: Indigenous education, Ecology, Indigenous Science Curriculum
Link to Resource: https://go.exlibris.link/bGct5KWq 

Gregory Cajete

The All We Can Save Project is on a mission to embed climate truth, courage, and just solutions in education — and to make it exceedingly easy to use the All We Can Save anthology within classrooms and beyond.  

Keywords: Just Solutions, Climate Actions. Youth Education
Link to Resource: https://www.allwecansave.earth/for-educators

Course Activities & Assignments
The All We Can Save Project

College of Sustainability Undergraduate Honours Theses.  

Link to Resource: https://dalspace.library.dal.ca/handle/10222/14621 

Dalhousie College of Sustainability

Update from 2017 report, "With this update, we aim to provide readers with the information and guidance they need to stay current in this field and take effective action."

Keywords: Mental Health, Wellbeing, Resilient Communities
Link to Resource: https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/mental-health-climate-change.pdf

American Psychological Association

This new toolkit is designed to aid public health professionals in giving guest lectures on climate, health, and equity at local high schools, summer camps or anywhere that students in grades 9-12 learn.

Keywords: Health, Wellbeing, Youth Education
Link to Resource: https://apha.org/Topics-and-Issues/Climate-Change/Education

American Public Health Association

A UBC researcher's (Dr. Michele Koppes) story about navigating climate anxiety.

Keywords: Climate Anxiety, Wellbeing, Climate Change
Link to Resource: https://www.inverse.com/article/57894-climate-change-anxiety-is-real-but...

Web-based Resources

Includes the USA's National Climate Assessment, Climate Literacy Framework, Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit, Climate Change Education Videos from the National Park Service and more.

Keywords: Climate, Energy, Biodiversity
Link to Resource: https://www.globalchange.gov/browse/educators

Web-based Resources

A framework for energy education for learners of all ages. This report presents interdisciplinary energy concepts that, if understood and applied, will help individuals and communities make informed energy decisions.  

Keywords: Energy, Society, Key Definitions
Link to Resource: https://www.energy.gov/eere/education/articles/download-copy-energy-lite...


NOAA Climate.gov provides timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate science, adaptation, and mitigation. Their goals are to promote public understanding of climate science and climate-related events, to make NOAA data products and services easy to access and use, to provide climate-related support to the private sector and economy, and to serve people making climate-related decisions with tools and resources that help them answer specific question

Keywords: Climate Resilience Toolkit, Maps & Data, Teaching Climate
Link to Resource: https://www.climate.gov/teaching/climate

Course Activities & Assignments

PLT is an environmental education program that offers professional development workshops and educational resources for teachers. Their materials include curriculum guides, activity books, and online courses that focus on forest conservation, wildlife, and sustainable living

Keywords: Youth Education, Ecology, Lesson Plans  
Link to Resource: https://www.plt.org/

Course Activities & Assignments
Project Learning Tree

Their materials include lesson plans, interactive maps, videos, and articles that explore topics such as biodiversity, conservation, and sustainable development.

Keywords: Youth Education, Society, Lesson Plans
Link to Resource: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/society/education-resources/

Course Activities & Assignments
National Geographic

WWF offers a range of educational resources for teachers, including lesson plans, activities, and teaching guides on various sustainability topics.  

Keywords: Youth Education, Biodiverity, Lesson Plans
Link to Resource: https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources

Course Activities & Assignments
World Wildlife Fund

NASA Climate Kids provides educational resources, games, activities, and articles focused on climate change and sustainability. The resources are designed for different age groups and cover various aspects of climate science and environmental stewardship.  

Keywords: Youth Education, Science, Climate Link to
Resource: https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Course Activities & Assignments
NASA Climate Kids

Eco-Schools is an international program that provides resources, guidelines, and lesson plans to help teachers integrate sustainability into their curriculum.

Keywords: Youth Education, Lesson Plans, SDGs
Link to Resource: https://www.ecoschools.global/ 

Course Activities & Assignments

This information sheet is on how to deal with the distress and stress of not just knowing that climate change is a threat, but also feeling that it is a threat.  

Keywords: Emotions Strategies, Behaviour Strategies, Cognitive Strategies  
Link to Resource: https://psychology.org.au/getmedia/cf076d33-4470-415d-8acc-75f375adf2f3/...

Australian Psychology Society

Founded in 1991 by a diverse group of youth, educators, business leaders, government and community members, LSF is a non-profit Canadian organization that was created to integrate sustainability education into Canada’s education system.

Keywords: Youth Education, Teacher Resources, Policy & Research
Link to Resource: https://lsf-lst.ca/about/

Web-based Resources
Learning for Sustainable Futures

The purpose of this national survey was to gain an understanding of current levels of knowledge and perceptions of climate change among the general public, parents, youth and educators as well as to assess how Canadians think the education system should respond to the climate crisis.

Keywords: Public Education, Canadian Context, Climate Change
Link to Resource: https://lsf-lst.ca/media/National_Report/National_Climate_Change_Educati...

Ellen Field, Pamela Schwartzberg, and Paul Berger

All nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) in Washington are launching programs for science teacher training around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and climate science, thanks to grant money made available to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by Governor Inslee. This group includes teacher professional development and instructional materials resources developed under this grant. All ClimeTime developed resources are shared through the OER Commons group.  

Keywords: Youth Education, Resource Development Guidance, Community Science
Link to Resource: https://oercommons.org/groups/climetime/4081/

Course Activities & Assignments

Open database from the Global Social Reporting Initiative. Covers all types of sustainability reports, whether GRI-based or otherwise, and relevant information related to the reporting organizations.

Keywords: Public Policy, Sustainable Reporting, Sustainable Development
Link to Resource: https://www.globalreporting.org/

Web-based Resources
Global Reporting Initiative