In this activity, students collect data and analyze the cost of using energy in their homes and investigate one method (switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs) of reducing energy use. This activity provides educators and students with the means to connect 'energy use consequences' and 'climate change causes.' Through examining home energy use and calculating both pollution caused by the generation of electricity and potential savings, students can internalize these issues and share information with their families.

This image depicts a representative subset of the atmospheric processes related to aerosol lifecycles, cloud lifecycles, and aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions that must be understood to improve future climate predictions.

This interactive map allows the user to explore projected alterations of land surfaces in coastal communities, based on different scenarios of sea level changes over time.

This short video, is the fifth in the National Academies Climate Change, Lines of Evidence series. It focuses on greenhouse gases, climate forcing (natural and human-caused), and global energy balance.

In this activity, students learn how carbon cycles through the Earth system by playing an online game.

This animation demonstrates the changing declination of the sun with a time-lapse animation. It shows how the shadow of a building changes over the course of a year as the declination of the sun changes.

This is the first of nine lessons in the "Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change" website. This lesson is an introduction to Earth's climate and covers key principles regarding Earth's unique climate, atmosphere, and regional and temporal climate differences.

This interactive visualization from the NASA Earth Observatory website compares Arctic sea ice minimum extent from 1984 to that of 2012.

NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) is collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene four climate-science workshops for formal and informal educators. Participants will hear from and interact with climate science, education and communication experts, and visit research facilities to explore foundational technologies and innovations in Earth-system research. This workshop in Boulder, CO will focus on the region and topical impacts of climate change, with a goal of connecting educators and their students/audiences to the best-available, science-based information and resources about climate change.

Register for the Boulder, CO workshop is open, however there are attendance limits for the workshop, and we are advertising them nationally.  Availability will be on a first come first serve basis, so register early for your workshop. Participation in the workshops is free, but attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation, lodging and meals unless otherwise indicated in workshop details.  

All attendees will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the workshop as well as the number of professional development hours they have engaged in.  

Below are the location, dates, locations, and attendance limits for the upcoming workshop. Registration forms will be shut down when registration for that workshop has reached capacity. You will receive an email confirming your participation in the workshop.  The capacity for this workshop is 30 Participants.

Important Note: If you are a foreign national and wish to attend the workshops in Boulder, CO you MUST send an email to the lead contact for that workshop: Teresa Eastburn,


Climate Education Workshop: Detailed Information

Boulder, Colorado

Dates & Times: Thursday through Saturday, June 25th-27th, 2015. Thu/Fri 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat 8:00am-3:30pm


Place: National Center for Atmospheric Research /University Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory

1850 Table Mesa Drive.

Boulder, Colorado 80305



Important Note: If you are a foreign national and wish to attend this workshop, you MUST note it in your registration and send an email to: Teresa Eastburn,


Primary Contacts:  

Teresa Eastburn,

Bruce Moravchik,

Peg Steffen,


Featured Presentations:

  • The Landscape of Climate change and its Impacts: A Global to Local Perspective.
  • Meet the Scientists - 1:1 Rotating Small Group Conversations with Climate Scientists 
  • NOAA’s Science on a Sphere - Visualizing the impacts of Climate Change Globally and Locally
  • Water and the West: Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Citizen Science Monitoring Programs.
  • A Strategy to Decarbonize US Energy: What Needs to Be Done and How Teachers, Students,  and Communities Can Mitigate and Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change.


Featured Activities:

  • Tour and Presentations at

    • U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Lab.
    • U.S. Geological Survey Ice Core Lab. Participants should bring a winter coat, hat, and gloves in order to experience the ice core storage freezer within the facility.
    • NCAR Wyoming Super-Computing Center 


  • Hands-On Activity Demonstrations:

    • The Energy Wedge Game
    • Glaciers A Go-Go & Glaciers Now and Then
    • The Systems Game
    • The Very Simple Climate Model & other Climate Simulations for the Classroom.


Notes on Food & Lodging:

  • There is no cost to attend this workshop.
  • Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements.
  • Meals will not be provided, but participants will be informed of the numerous dining options.
  • A limited block of rooms have been reserved below the Federal Government Rate ($111/night excluding taxes) at the Days Inn, Boulder. 5397 South Boulder Road, Hwy36 Table Mesa Exit, Boulder, CO 80303 (, To reserve a room at this rate call Days Inn at 303.499.4422 by Friday, May 22 and identify yourself as booking a room as part of the “NCAR/UCAR/NOAA Group” No rooms will be held at this rate past this date. 
  • A series of shuttles organized by the workshop will be available for limited transportation to/from this hotel and the NCAR/UCAR facility and downtown locations at the beginning and end of each workshop day.  

For questions concerning the workshop including location and program questions, contact the workshop lead:

Boulder, CO  - Teresa Eastburn,


This workshop is part of the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative


This e-workshop developed by the FrameWorks Institute in partnership with the New England Aquarium gives an introductory look at how interpreters can utilize Strategic Framing to more effectively communicate the ocean and climate change story with the public. If you are interested in learning more about how to use Strategic Framing at your institution consider applying to a NNOCCI Study Circle. See the New England Aquarium's partner page for more information.

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