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  U.S. EPA Climate Change Activities (Students and Educators)
  http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/school.html
  Great set of activities under the heading Climate Change - What You Can Do; includes activities for At School, At Home, On the Road, and At the Office. Suitable for all grade bands.


  USGS Repeat Photography Project, Glacier National Park
  http://nrmsc.usgs.gov/repeatphoto/
  Since 1997 over sixty photographs have been repeated of seventeen different glaciers. Thirteen of those glaciers have shown marked recession and some of the more intensely studied glaciers have proved to be just 1/3 of their estimated maximum size that occurred at the end of the Little Ice Age (circa 1850). In fact, only 26 named glaciers presently exist of the 150 glaciers present in 1850 and those that do are mere remnants of their previous size.


  RealClimate - Climate science from climate scientists
  http://www.realclimate.org/
  RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. The group aims to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary.


  The NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project
  http://www.need.org
  The mission of the National Energy Education Development Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. Site includes curricula and resources for students and teachers.


  On the Cutting Edge: Climate Change materials
  http://serc.carleton.edu/...../climatechange/index.html
  Featured materials include: Teaching Climate Change classroom activities; reviewed educational materials (Climate Change Collection); over 50 introductory-level teaching activities about climate (Starting Point Collection); Paleoclimate: Climate Change Through Time (Visualization Collection); climate data sets (Using Data collection); and Climate Proxies (Microbial Life Educational Resources Collection). Visit the Cutting Edge parent site at http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/index.html for more geosciences curricula.


  Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project
  http://bridgland.sunsite.ualberta.ca/index.html
  An ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration which is repeating the topographic survey photography of the Rocky Mountains, the Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project consists of thousands of pairs of historical and current photographs of the Rocky Mountains. Features include an interactive, searchable map and downloadable high-resolution images.


  U.S. Historical Climatology Network Long-Term Daily and Monthly Climate Records
  http://cdiac.ornl.gov/epu.....s/ndp/ushcn/newushcn.html
  The United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) is a high quality, moderate-sized data set of daily and monthly records of basic meteorological variables from over 1000 observing stations across the 48 contiguous United States.


  National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Water and Climate Center
  http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/
  This site provides snow, water, climate, and hydrologic information for the U.S., including GIS-based maps and tabular data. The mission of the NWCC is "To lead the development and transfer of water and climate information and technology which support natural resource conservation."


  NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Climate TimeLine
  http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/ctl/
  The Climate TimeLine uses a "powers of ten" exponential approach to frame 1) meteorological and climatic processes and 2) specific climate events of the past at varying timescales. The TimeLine can be used to explore such questions as What are the primary causes and effects of weather and climate changes? How do these effects relate to our everyday lives and to human history?


  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program
  http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/index.html
  NOAA Paleoclimatology operates the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology and the Applied Research Center for Paleoclimatology, with the goal to provide data and information scientists need to understand natural climate variability as well as future climate change. Site includes free data, software, general information, and slide sets.


  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Change and Our Planet
  http://www.education.noaa.gov/tclimate.html
  Iinformation for teachers about climate change, earth science and sciences as they relate to our planet. Designed for the teacher to use in the classroom or as background reference material. Categories of educational information include: Climate Change; Our Planet-Geophysics; Our Planet-The Arctic and Ice; and Our Planet-Natural Hazards. Also see NOAA's main science education site at http://www.education.noaa.gov.


  NASA Goddard Institute For Space Studies (GISS)
  http://www.giss.nasa.gov/
  The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), at Columbia University in New York City, is a laboratory of the Earth Sciences Division of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and a unit of the Columbia University Earth Institute. Research at GISS emphasizes a broad study of global climate change. Site includes curricula, data, images, and climate models.


  The Climate Project
  http://www.theclimateproject.org/
  Become involved in solutions for reducing carbon emssions and dealing with global warming issues. This website has been developed in conjunction with Al Gore.


  National Climatic Data Center
  http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
  NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world, and operates the World Data Center for Meteorology and the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology.


  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  http://www.ipcc.ch/
  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. Site includes numerous publications related to climate change, including Assessment reports.


  U.S. Global Change Research Information Office "Ask Dr. Global Change"
  http://www.gcrio.org/doctorgc/index.php
  Questions and answers on climate change and global warming.


  EPA Global Warming Kids Site
  http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/
  A glossary for Elementary and Middle School students, this site includes simple explanations of the issues and characterizes scientists as "climate detectives" searching for clues in ice cores, tree rings and satellite data. It also provides links and games to appeal to younger students.


  EPA Global Warming Site
  http://yosemite.epa.gov/o.....ng.nsf/content/index.html
  US Environmental Protection Agency site includes frequently asked questions, brief summaries of the latest developments in climate science and policy, links to authoritative reports from the top sources, useful fact sheets (basic to advanced), and brochures that deal with topics including such as "Climate Change and Birds" and "Climate Change and Public Lands."


  Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  http://www.pewclimate.org/
  The Pew Center on Global Climate Change is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing credible information and innovative solutions to addressing climate change.


  Union of Concerned Scientists
  http://www.ucsusa.org/
  Citizens and scientists for environmental solutions - includes information and lesson plans on global warming, energy, sustainability, invasives, food, and scientific integrity.


  Global Warming: Early Warning Signs
  http://www.climatehotmap.org/
  30-page Curriculum Guide designed by the Union of Concerned Scientists and geared towards grades 9-12 (individual exercises are adaptable to other grade levels). Each activity is structured to include an initial "Engagement" exercise, one or more steps of a student "Exploration" project, and ideas for extended study. The activities align with National Learning Standards for Science, Geography, Social Studies, Language Arts, Environmental Education, and Technology, and the specific standards addressed by each activity are identified. Includes a science-based world map depicting local and regional consequences of global climate change.


  Climate Visualizations and Animations
  http://www.climvis.org/
  Animations showing monthly long-term global climate dynamics, including short- and long-wave radiation, heat fluxes, temperature, water balance, and atmospheric circulation.


  World Resources Institute
  http://www.wri.org/
  WRI is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the Earth and improve people's lives. The mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment for current and future generations.


  Educational Global Climate Modeling Program
  http://www.edgcm.columbia.edu/
  Download and run a research-quality global climate model (GCM) with a user-friendly interface that runs on desktop computers. Anyone can explore the subject of climate change using the same methods and tools that scientists employ. The design of the software allows students to learn and experience the full scientific process including: designing experiments, setting up and running computer simulations, post-processing output, using scientific visualization to display results, and creating scientific reports ready for publishing to the web.


  Global Warming Solution
  http://www.globalwarmingsolution.org/
  GlobalWarmingSolution.Org unites grassroots organizations and individuals committed to bringing about a timely and effective solution to global warming. Based in Missoula, Montana.


  Montana Climate Office
  http://climate.ntsg.umt.edu/
  Up-to-date, easy to access climatological information and resources. Includes remotely sensed imagery and meteorological, snow, drought, fire, and agricultural data for the state of Montana.



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