Information for Climate Solvers

Perfect for student-led inquiry, this website provides reliable, relevant and accessible information for older students.

Information is presented in short videos, online text and images, with links to other relevant sites and online tools for ākonga to explore further. Click on the link above to start exploring the content.

Most of the topics are focused on the science of monitoring and adapting to climate change, but there is clear theme of positive action. This includes resources for inspiring further research into actions for climate mitigation, such as the 'Tips for Climate Solvers' video series.

We particularly like the Pathways Thinking framework which encourages communities to imagine many different futures and develop strategies for expected climate impacts. Case studies from Te Whanganui-ā-Tara Wellington and Ōtepoti Dunedin provide a good starting point for discussions within senior Social Science and Science classes, about balancing the values and priorities of people when making decisions based on scientific predictions.

Teacher Guidance and Lesson Plans

NIWA has also produced a related series of lesson plans for teachers: Rangi - weather and climate lessons for teachers, which includes guidance in Lesson 14 about 'Becoming a climate solver'. The lessons are aimed at ākonga in Years 7 - 8 but could be adapted for use with other age groups.

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