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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

Webinars, new resources and more.

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STEM For All Video Showcase
Posted: May 19 2022

CLEAN and partner Mobile Climate Science Labs won the presenters' choice and facilitators' choice awards during the STEM For All Video Showcase!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted: May 11 2022

Check out relevant CLEAN resources - our climate & mental health webinar and this collection resource. And submit to the CLEAN partner ACE "Let's Talk About It" campaign.

Recruiting Teacher Ambassadors!
Posted: Mar 30 2022

Become a teacher ambassador by presenting about CLEAN, and how you use CLEAN's resources, at local conferences and workshops. Receive a small stipend, regional conference registration, and gas reimbursement.

Spring 2022 Webinars
Posted: Sep 1 2021

Register for the Spring 2022 CLEAN Webinar Series! Topics include a CLEAN intro, various teaching climate & energy issues, elementary climate teaching, developing units and more!

CLEAN has a new look!
Posted: Jul 1 2021

CLEAN redesigned the logo and website in summer 2021 but you're still in the right place for climate education. We hope you enjoy the changes and feel free to leave us feedback.

CLEAN STEM Flash
Posted: Jun 15 2021

Every other week CLEAN sends a newsletter to educators connecting resources in our collection to current events and relevant themes. See past additions and sign up here!

CLEAN Elementary
Posted: Jun 10 2021

CLEAN now includes Elementary Grade Levels! Check out the collection of resources and the support/guidance pages

New Climate Literacy Videos
Posted: Jun 5 2021

CLEAN developed short videos on each Climate Literacy Principle - check them out in the Teaching Climate section!

STEM Video Showcase
Posted: Jun 2 2021

CLEAN was featured in the 2021 STEM For All Video Showcase ! Check out our video with partner organization Mobile Climate Science Labs.

National Climate Assessment
Posted: Jun 1 2021

CLEAN developed pages to help you navigate the 4th National Climate Assessment with your students using CLEAN resources.

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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

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Educators Toolbox

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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Get Involved with CLEAN

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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About CLEAN

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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