Tools for Teachers

Tools for Teachers provides resources and ideas for educators: information on what issues are hot, obviously cllimate change, examples of what institutions and teachers are doing to communicate sustainability to students …

We’re at the beginning of aggregating these didatic elements, if If you’ve comments on what exists, can contribute information, pictures, ideas, text, to share on-going activities, or ones you’d like to initiate, or if you have suggestions, get in touch here !

Of Interest:

UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2018

Deadline: May 15th 2018
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Join the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2018 as a competition partner – and play the game “Aqua Republica”

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Games:

Definitions and background for topics

Talking about climate change:

the Climate Reality Project:

 

How to talk about climate crisis – according to science …

Courses:

Below is a sample of videos for learning.  Click here to see others …

Do we really need pesticides?

a TED Ed video by Fernan Pérez-Gálvez

Annually, we shower over 5 billion pounds of pesticides across the Earth to control insects, unwanted weeds, funguses, rodents, and bacteria that may threaten our food supply. But is it worth it, knowing what we do about the associated environmental and public health risks? Fernan Pérez-Gálvez weighs the pros and cons of pesticides.

Rising sea levels

a TED Ed video created by AsapSCIENCE

Of the many environmental impacts imposed by climate change, rising sea levels are often discussed. The cause of this may not be as obvious as it seems. While a portion of the increase comes from the likes of melting glaciers, another more surprising phenomenon helps to explain the increase in water volume: Thermal Expansion.

Vanishing honey bees

a TED Ed video created by Emma Bryce

In the past decade, the US honeybee population has been decreasing at an alarming and unprecedented rate. While this is obviously bad news for honeypots everywhere, bees also help feed us in a bigger way — by pollinating our nation’s crops. Emma Bryce investigates potential causes for this widespread colony collapse disorder.

Fresh water scarcity

a TED Ed video created by C Z Peppard

Fresh water is essential for life — and there’s not nearly enough of it for the world right now. Why is that, and what could we do? Christiana Z. Peppard lays out the big questions of our global water problem. And no, shorter showers are not the answer. We need to influence government policies, and water use by industry and above all, agriculture.