Podcasts, Videos and Webinars
The following websites provide scientifically accurate podcasts that discuss different aspects of climate change education that educators may find useful for their own professional learning and/or as sources of information for students. The focus of the podcasts range from the challenges of adapting to climate change to scientists breaking down the science, technologies and policies behind climate change, how it’s impacting us, and what we can do about it.
- Science Friday
Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news about science, technology and other cool stuff. Science Friday frequently features listeners that call in with their most riveting science questions. Podcast transcripts are available through the Science Friday website.
- Sea Change Radio
Sea Change Radio is a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast covering the shift to social, environmental and economic sustainability.
- The Today I Learned Climate Podcast
The Today I Learned: Climate (TILclimate) is an award-winning Massachusetts Institute of Technology podcast that breaks down the science, technologies and policies behind climate change, how it’s impacting us and what we can do about it. Each brief episode explains what, why and how of climate change to help people make informed decisions for our future.
The purpose of this section is to provide educators with scientifically accurate and timely videos and webinars for professional learning about climate change education.
- Climate Change Across the Curriculum and Beyond!
A conversation with New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy and a panel of amazing educators: Tracey Maiden, Green Team Coordinator and Educator, Highland Park, NJ; Hank Bitten, Retired Social Studies Supervisor and Executive Director of the NJ Council on Social Studies; Kelly Stone, K-5 Teacher, Long Branch, NJ; and Frank Niepold, Climate Change Senior Program Manager, NOAA.
- Climate Change the Facts
Through short video segments scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees. Discover how the latest innovations and technology are posing potential solutions and what individuals can do to prevent further damage. A free Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) account is necessary to access the videos.
- Climate Smart: Cities Working Together
This video explores how five pairs of cities in Germany and Minnesota are collaborating to develop efficient and sustainable responses to the challenges of climate change. A free Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) account is necessary to access the video.
- Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE)
ICEE is a professional development program that addresses important climate science content along with the pedagogical skills necessary for effective instruction.
- Learning to Address Climate Change
This four-minute video from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) makes the case for why climate change education is important to shape sustainable development and how it works in practice.
- NOAA Climate Stewards Climate Change Education: What Works?
Martha Monroe, Professor of Environmental Education at the University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation discusses key themes that might help educators emphasize valuable and effective strategies in their climate change programs based on her literature review of approximately 50 research papers.
- Using CLEAN to Identify Quality Instructional Resources for Climate Science
This brief video introduces educators to the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network’s (CLEAN) collection of climate and energy educational resources.
The resources provided on this webpage are for informational purposes only. All resources must meet the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) accessibility guidelines. Currently, the Department aims to conform to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). However, the Department does not guarantee that linked external sites conform to Level AA of the WCAG 2.1. Neither the Department of Education nor its officers, employees or agents specifically endorse, recommend or favor these resources or the organizations that created them. Please note that the Department of Education has not reviewed or approved the materials related to the programs.