Climate change at school: resources for teachers and students

Check out these handy resources below for ideas on introducing and teaching about climate change in your classroom and how you can share  

Learn about climate change

Young people calling us to learn about climate change

Hear from other young people about how they are taking-action for our planet and climate by watching this film. This film and supporting resources will help students with action ideas. 

We asked to be heard – a video about students in Ōtautahi speaking up about climate action.

Lesson ideas and resources for teaching about climate change

Educators guide to talking with young people about climate change

Te Tai Unuora | Climate Wellbeing Guide – New Zealand climate change wellbeing guide

Climate change is a big and tricky topic. Check out this educators guide or this resource for tips on talking to young people and children about climate change. 

Learn about what government is doing

Government is working on preparing Aotearoa’s first emissions reduction plan

The emissions reduction plan is the next big step to help Aotearoa reduce our emissions over the next five years. This snapshot of the emissions reduction plan discussion document is a good place to start learning more about what the emissions reduction plan will look like.  

Learn out in nature

Our climate future is tied to the health of the world around us. Head outdoors and explore your local environment. Try the Department of Conservation nature activity cards, designed to help you teach outside. Each activity includes mātauranga Māori and curriculum ideas and are fast, easy, fun ways to get your students learning in nature. Activities can be downloaded in English or te reo Māori.