Bring fun and interactive activities to your classroom by checking out one of our Climate Kids Traveling Trunks!
Climate Kids Traveling Trunks provide all the resources you need to teach climate science in the classroom. Each trunk includes background information, lesson plans, powerpoints, activities, and materials to increase climate literacy for K-12th grade youth. Our three trunks feature interactive and hands on science, storytelling and art curriculum aligned to NGSS.
The trunks can be checked out for a period of two weeks and picked up from our partners at the San Diego Natural History Museum's Nature to You Loan Program.
For the Climate Science Alliance’s Tribal Partners - Traveling Trunks can be reserved through the Pala Environmental Department. Please contact us for more information at email@example.com.
Teachers who participate in the traveling trunk program have the opportunity to win a free field trip!
Which Traveling Trunk Will You Try?
NEW!! Food Systems (K-12)
This trunk is designed to help students gain a better understanding of how climate change is impacting the food system on a regional level, how climate-smart agricultural practices can help offset the impacts of climate change, and the role we play at the intersection of climate, food, and agriculture. The hands-on science activities, storytelling, and art materials in this trunk specifically target K-12 grade students based on Next Generation Science Standards. This trunk brings to life the importance of the carbon cycle and photosynthesis, helps students investigate the role climate change plays in plant cultivation, and better understand the suite of climate-smart agricultural practices that help sequester carbon in the soil and offset the impacts of climate change. Lastly, with this program students work to develop their own solutions to help reduce impacts of climate change in our community and help support a thriving food system.
This Traveling Trunk will be available for check-out starting March 2020!
NEW!! ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY (K-12)
This trunk brings to life aerosols - one of the most poorly understood components of Earth’s atmosphere - and their impact on our lives and the changing climate, while inspiring and encouraging students to do their part to help protect the earth. Through science, art, and storytelling activities, students will gain an understanding of the current science behind atmospheric chemistry, the impact of aerosols on climate and public health, and how scientists are working to better understand the issues that we face at the intersection of these topics.
The Climate Science & Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk was created through a partnership with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment.
Through science, art, and storytelling activities, students will gain an understanding of what carnivores are, the importance of them in our region, and how a changing climate and increased human activity will affect them and wildlife connectivity patterns.
Discover impacts of climate change to marine ecosystems through science, art, and storytelling activities.
Students will learn about the importance of marine ecosystems for the environment and understand how these ecosystems are being affected by climate change and ocean acidification.
Students will gain an understanding of the current science behind ocean warming and the impacts rising ocean temperatures have on marine organisms vital to the food web.
Through science, art, and storytelling activities, students will gain an understanding of what pollinators are, their important role in our lives, and how a changing climate and increased human activity will affect them and our food production.
TRIBAL PERSPECTIVES (K-12)
Climate change impacts Tribal communities in a variety of different ways including drought, water availability, and heat events that affect food security, public health, and natural resources. Each of our traveling trunks now include educational resources and materials that integrate indigenous knowledge, art, and storytelling to better incorporate the perspectives of our Tribal communities.
reserve a trunk!
In collaboration with our partners at the San Diego Natural History Museum and to better serve our community, the Climate Kids Traveling Trunks have become a part of the Nature to You Loan Program.
To reserve the Traveling Trunks and many other wonderful teaching tools, please visit the San Diego Natural History Museum.
For the Climate Science Alliance’s Tribal Partners:
Traveling Trunks can be reserved through the Pala Environmental Department. Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to our generous sponsors for supporting the Climate Kids traveling trunks program and the creation of climate tools and resources for our community.