Climate Change



This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the issues surrounding climate change and what can be done to address these challenges.


NASA: Climate Change for Educators and Students

These resources include videos, games, lesson plans, and activities to encourage students to consider ways that climate change issues can be addressed.

NOAA – The Impact of Climate Change The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has created lesson plans, hands on activities, videos, and webinars that American Spaces can use for in-person and online programming.

One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC: Learn)

The UN has put out a number of climate change related courses perfect for clubs.


Climate change describes a change in the average conditions, such as temperature and rainfall, in a region over a long period of time. NASA scientists have observed that the Earth’s surface is warming, and many of the warmest years on record have happened in the past 20 years.

The United States and the world face a profound climate crisis. We have a narrow moment to pursue action at home and abroad in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of that crisis and to seize the opportunity that tackling climate change presents. Domestic action must go hand in and with United States international leadership, aimed at significantly enhancing global action. Together, we must listen to science and meet the moment.

-President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
What is Climate Diplomacy?


Film Programming Packages

Saving My Tomorrow – Kids Who Love the Earth: From HBO and the American Museum of Natural History, this documentary available on Kanopy provides a collection of songs, activism, and tips for protecting the earth. Children share their thoughts on subjects ranging from endangered animals and pollution to climate change.

Wall-E*: This movie takes place about 700 years in the future, where humans have been forced to abandon Earth after allowing pollution and environmental degradation to ruin the planet. The film ends with a hopeful message.

Kanopy Films

Films in Kanopy are accessible through eLibraryUSA and can be screened at American Spaces through our agreement with eLibraryUSA. American Spaces can also screen these films online in closed platforms.

*These films can be screened at American Spaces under our licensing agreement with the MPLC Post will need to procure these films. The Office of American Spaces is not endorsing these movies, as they may not be appropriate for all audiences. Coordinators should screen the films ahead of showing them.

The views expressed in these links and resources do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. government.

Updated May 2024