Resources from climate clinic May 13, 2014

Climate Clinic for educators at the Chicago Botanic Garden  5/13/2014


Some hot topics in climate change science presentation by Mark Potosnak

Policies to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts presentation by Sam Gomberg


Dig into the details of climate science in the recently released National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

Find out more about policy at the federal level in The President’s Climate Action Plan

Materials for The Faces of Climate Change, the role-playing activity is available as part of the Climate Change in My Backyard curriculum from the Chicago Botanic Garden.

The Chicago Climate Action Toolkit has many tools including the photo collages and more.  Find it here.

The More or Less activity is available from Ohio State University; click on ‘Visualizing Climate’ in the lower right column to download the cards.

On-line calculators and tools can help you reduce your climate footprint. Learn how to cut your carbon emissions by 20% or more at CoolerSmarter from the Union of Concerned Scientists.  Susan Ask shared the visual calculator, with avatars, from the Global Footprint Network.

Find out more about our partners— the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

And– don’t forget to look at animalia project’s evolving collection of resources for educators.  Find more resources for educators here and for action here.  These pages are frequently updated.