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Climate Change

A compilation of climate change public engagement and professional learning resources for informal science educators.

Climate Change

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Exploring Earth: Rising Sea activity showing hands drawing contour lines on plastic box

Exploring Earth: Rising Sea

In this activity, learners explore how to use topographical mapping techniques to track changes in sea level and have discussions about the effects of rising sea levels on the environment and coastal communities.
Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping

Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping

In this activity, learners model the way Landsat satellites use a thermal infrared sensor to measure land surface temperatures.
Exploring Earth: Land Cover activity showing person pouring water on soil and sand

Exploring Earth: Land Cover

In this activity, learners model some of the ways natural processes affect Earth’s landscape through erosion and sediment pollution.
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Sustainable Futures collection of public programs

In this collection of activities, learners explore sustainability science concepts in a variety of activities.
Child using putting marbles into tube with funnel in Water Roll SustainABLE kit activity

SustainABLE Kit

Activities and professional development resources designed to engage the public in sustainability.
A solar panel on a grey stand.

Energy Challenges, Nanotech Solutions?

In this forum, learners take the role of a governmental funding agency and asks them to consider how nanotechnology should fit into the timeline and scope of future national energy policy.
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Tiny Solutions to Our Big Energy Problem

In this stage presentation, learners hear a brief overview of energy sources and our current energy crisis and discusses a variety of ways that nanotechnology can improve the situation.
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Earth Day

A compilation of resources for engaging the public in the Earth, Earth Day, and Earth science. Resources can be used for celebrating Earth Day April 22, Earth Week, and Earth Month.
Battery Stack activity components

Energy

A compilation of energy public engagement resources and activities; topics focus on energy sources, transmission, and storage including: electricity, solar photovoltaic panels, batteries, electromagnetic spectrum, and transmission using graphene. Also included are resources for annual events including Static Electricity Day, Nuclear Science Week, Earth Day, and National Chemistry Week

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