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Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Recommended Resources

Spring 2009 Climate Change

Web Resources for Teachers and Parents

NYS DEC Websites

New York State Conservationist "Climate Change and New York's Future" August 2007
NYS DEC programs to combat climate change
NYS DEC's Energy and Climate site

The following links will take you off of the NYS DEC's webpage

National Wildlife Federation - see especially "Climate Classroom" under Global
Warming heading
Teacher's Guide to High Educational Materials on Climate Change and Global
Warming - provides guidance to understanding climate change materials
on the web and links to other sites
National Energy Education Development Project - Classroom ideas on energy
education for all grade levels
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) - general
information and "Energy Smart Students" curriculum workshops for educators
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - frequently asked questions
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - detailed information on a wide
range of climate change areas of interest; link to EPA climate change site for kids
Union of Concerned Scientists - climate change in the northeast US
Pew Center on Global Climate Change - general information about climate change;
also see "Kids page" link
National Center for Atmospheric Research and the UCAR (University Corporation
for Atmospheric Research) Office of Programs - activities for children related to
weather and climate
Carbon Cycle Game - also from UCAR
Community Collaborative Rain Snow and Hail Network - weather monitoring
citizen-science programs for children, families and groups
Global Warming Kids - portal for climate change sites for children
Energy Star Program - energy and climate information and activities for teachers
and students

For more information

Changes in the Wind: Earth's Shifting Climate by Margery and Howard Facklam
(Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, New York, 1986)

The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria
Gordon (Orchard Books, Scholastic Inc., New York, 2007)

The Everything Kids' Environment Book by Sheri Amsel (Adams Media, Avon,
Massachusetts, 2007)

The Greenhouse Effect: Warming the Planet by Darlene R. Stille (Compass Point
Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007)

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids
Explore Global Warming
by Lynn Cherry and Gary Braasch (Dawn Publications,
Nevada City, CA, 2008)

Journey for the Planet: a Kid's Five Week Adventure to Create an Earth-friendly
by David Gershon (Empowerment Institute, Woodstock, NY, 2007)

The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook by David de Rothschild
(Rodale Books, New York, 2007)

50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth by The Earthworks Group
(Scholastic Inc., New York, 1990)

Teaching About Climate Change: Cool Schools Tackle Global Warming by Tim
Grant and Gail Littlejohn (Green Teacher, Toronto, 2001)