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Teaching about Climate and Energy?

Our team of educators and scientists has reviewed and organized the best free teaching resources for K-12 through college.

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Get Started Teaching Climate and Energy

Easy-to-read explanations of science and policy, designed to step students through the key principles of climate and energy

  • Suggested teaching approaches, selected for various grade levels
  • Spanish-language versions
  • Supporting materials from the CLEAN reviewed collection
  • Culturally relevant climate teaching

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News from CLEAN

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Spring 2024 Webinars
Posted: Jan 15 2024

Spring 2024 webinars coming soon! Explore the CLEAN webinar series

ACCELS Recording 2023
Posted: Nov 27 2023

Check out the ACCELS Summit where climate education practitioners with mutual interests connected. Email if you're interested in joining a working group.

ACCEL Summit 2023
Posted: Oct 18 2023

Join us for the second Accelerating Climate Capacity, Engagement, and Leadership Summit (ACCELS), convened by the CLEAN Network! Thursday, November 16th 2-5pm ET

Climate Mental Health Pages
Posted: Apr 1 2023

Check out CLEAN's new pages about helping teachers address Climate Mental health and our upcoming webinar on this topic.

New Resources in CLEAN
Posted: Mar 15 2023

The most recent review cycle has added 80 more resources to the CLEAN collection. Check it out!

CLEAN In the Classroom Feedback Campaign
Posted: Mar 8 2023

We want to know how CLEAN has served you! Please share how you use CLEAN in your classroom or your work and receive an Amazon gift card.

New Spanish Pages
Posted: Mar 1 2023

CLEAN has translated more of our pages into Spanish including elementary teaching, culturally relevant teaching, and controversial teaching! Check out the Guidance and Toolbox pages

Climate Change through a Human Rights Lens
Posted: Nov 8 2022

CLEAN has curated a set of resources and Educator Guides based on the themes of the 2022 Right Here Right Now Summit at CU Boulder.

CLEAN Calendar
Posted: Sep 1 2022

CLEAN now has an events calendar!

CLEAN News Flashes
Posted: Aug 31 2022

Check out the new CLEAN News Flashes for Educators and the CLEAN Network!


Teaching Climate and Energy with NGSS

Our resources are aligned to the standards. You can explore the key standards related to climate and energy or find a resource that supports a specific standard.

  • Find NGSS-tagged materials in the CLEAN collection
  • Design your own three-dimensional classroom units

Explore Teaching Climate and Energy with NGSS

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Educators' Toolbox with wheels including build your curriculum, NGSS guide, online teaching, quizzes, and managing controversy.

Strengthen your Teaching

Find professional development tools and support for teaching climate and energy.

Whether you're designing lessons, adapting to online teaching, or building a constructive classroom atmosphere, we have tools to help.

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CLEAN is a community effort, brought to you by scores of educators, scientists, and curriculum developers. There are many ways to become part of this project.

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CLEAN is the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network.
Our primary efforts are:

  • to steward a reviewed collection of free, high-quality teaching materials for teaching climate and energy
  • to support the CLEAN Network, a community of professionals committed to improving climate and energy literacy.

Learn more about CLEAN

CLEAN recognizes the disproportionate impact climate change has on Communities of Color and the importance of incorporating social and environmental justice into climate education. Please see our cultural acknowledgements pages for more information.


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  • Events in green: Events from the Climate and Energy Literacy Community

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