Join Today! Making Climate Connections Tribal Educator Module

The Climate Science Alliance is excited to partner with the Desert Research Institute and invite Native educators from across the Southwest to join the Teaching Native Waters professional development community. Our next module, Making Climate Connections, will guide you to discover ways to blend local climate impacts and knowledge into your classroom. Join the community today!



The Climate Science Alliance is excited to partner with the Desert Research Institute and invite Native educators from across the Southwest to join the Teaching Native Waters professional development community. Our next module, Making Climate Connections, will guide you to discover ways to blend local climate impacts and knowledge into your classroom.


In this six-week module on Making Climate Connections, discover how you can use phenomena to launch a series of student-driven questions around regional climate impacts to local species and our communities. We will connect with Tribal practitioners and regional climate scientists to unpack regional climate data, learn how to make it relevant to your students, and inspire hope in the context of a changing climate. At the end of the module, you will have developed your own lesson plan built around a single climate impact in your region.


By joining this community, you will explore the climate change impacts for our communities and local species in your region. Together we will use this knowledge to expand your ability to use the concept of “phenomena-driven” questions from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in your classroom simply and easily. We will cover new tips and tricks for building a lesson plan that focuses on climate connections, and you’ll give and receive helpful feedback on these lessons from other educators serving Native students.


The module dates are January 18-February 26, 2021. Plan to dedicate four hours per week to the material. This will be a combination of live Zoom meetings, readings, online discussions, and homework. You will need a computer with mic and access to an internet connection.


Discover more and apply by December 21st:

https://nativewaters-aridlands.com/events/teaching-native-waters-modules/#tab-id-3