Webinars & Other Courses – Climate Change and Migration

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Climate Adaption

Climate Change Concepts

Climate Migration

Indigenous Perspectives

Sea Level Rise


Educational Talks and Videos

Other Courses

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Environmental Workshops


A New Coast: Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and Rising Seas

"Due to climate change, devastating storms and sea level rise will increasingly threaten vibrant communities, critical infrastructure, and vital natural systems. This webinar will present actionable policy guidance for how governments, businesses, and engaged citizens can work together to prepare for a changing coast."

Run time: 58 minutes

Source: OpenChannels

Climate Change Education: What Works?

"Climate change is challenging because of the controversial and value-laden issues and misperceptions that swirl around it. Some of the research papers used community projects and deliberative discussions to help students deeply understand the issues and build skills for working toward solutions. This webinar will briefly explain the review process and focus on the key themes that might help educators emphasize valuable and effective strategies in their climate change programs."

Run time: 46 minutes

Source: NOAA Planet Stewards

Climate Change in the American Mind

"After summarizing the latest findings about American public opinion on climate change, this webinar will provide practical insight and actionable guidance for understanding your audience’s relationship to the issue, determining the right climate or renewables messages to use, finding the best community members to work with to best disseminate your message, and more."

Run time: 1 hour

Source: Society of Wetland Scientists

Educators Creating a Climate for Change

"Climate change is a complicated and frightening topic. Schools can help with solve climate change by educating students and parents, and by taking concrete steps to reduce our negative impact on the planet."

Run time: 1 hour

Full Webinar Series: Thinking Global, Educating Local

Source: The Center for Sustainable Futures, Columbia University

Educators Explore How to Bring Climate Migration Reporting into Classes

"Abrahm Lustgarten's work, The Great Climate Migration, uses both individual human stories and data modeling tell the story of how climate change has already begun forcing people to flee their homes, and how it is likely to cause unprecedented levels of human migration...

'If you look at any issue through the lens of climate change, you can start to see its fingerprint,' he said. 'A larger takeaway is that this is the kind of issue that starts to show the real human impact of climate change, rather than looking at the science and debating facts and figures.'"

Run time: 1 hour

Source:  The Pulitzer Center, ProPublica

It’s Us: Humans as Agents of Change Within Earth’s Climate System

"Human impacts on the climate system are becoming increasingly evident, moving climate change from a topic that is abstract and faraway to one that is right before our eyes. It's our job to help students learn about our role in altering the climate, but it's important to do so in a way that's constructive and solutions-oriented. Educational materials from the CLEAN collection can help you navigate this essential topic. Presenter: Karin Kirk, Geologist and Science Writer."

Run time: 39 minutes

Full Webinar Series: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Webinar Series

Source: CLEAN

Understanding Climate Change: Lessons from Deep Time

"In this talk, Dr. Kate Moran, Chief Executive Officer at ONC, introduced greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect, explained climate forcing, compared Earth's ancient climate with today's, and discussed ways humanity can both mitigate and adapt to climate change."

Run time: 1 hour

Source: Ocean Networks Canada

Other Courses

Climate Literacy

"These are the lecture videos from the free UBC course Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations, which tackles the scientific and socio-political dimensions of climate change. This course introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigative and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy."

Source: University of British Columbia

Science Literacy

"Science Literacy will teach you about the process of science, how to think critically, how to differentiate science from pseudoscience, how indigenous wisdom can inform science, how to understand and design a scientific study, and how to critically evaluate scientific communication in the media."

Source: University of Alberta / Coursera

The Guide to Teaching Climate Science

"This series of web pages introduces climate science in a sequence that illustrates different aspects of the climate system. Natural and human influences on climate are presented here, as well as the effects of interactions between parts of Earth's systems. Special emphasis is placed on the methods that scientists use to study the climate and make predictions about future impacts, as this is a topic that is sometimes misunderstood. The overarching Guiding Principle states that humans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts, which is a key part of teaching climate science. Taken together, these concepts describe climate literacy."

Source: CLEAN


Educators use a model to design coastal protections from storm surge. (Photo by Kimberly Cooke)

Environmental Workshops

Pontchartrain Conservancy offers workshops covering a wide variety of environmental topics.  Climate Change and Migration workshops include:

  • An Environmental Science Investigation: Unpacking the Impacts of Climate Change
  • After the Storm: The Effect of Stormwater on our Communities
  • Green Infrastructure: Solving Urban Problems with Natural Solutions
  • Multiple Lines of Defense: Exploring Louisiana's Coastal Protections

If you are interested in booking or attending an environmental workshop, complete this form or email us at education@scienceforourcoast.org.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab*

"Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) provides professional development opportunities for teachers and informal educators through single day and multi-day workshops.

Workshops include experiences outside in the field, presentations, and discussions with research faculty, and time to explore relevant lesson plans and activities to take back to the classroom."

Source: Dauphin Island Sea Lab

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana

Teachers on the Estuary*

"A Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop is a research and field-based training program held at various research reserve sites. TOTE workshops offer a minimum of 15 contact hours, giving teachers the opportunity to:

  • Explore coastal habitats and conduct field investigations;
  • Interact with local scientists and experienced coastal educators;
  • Integrate local and national monitoring data into the classroom; and
  • Learn hands-on field activities highlighting our various Estuary Education Resources"

Source: Estuary Education, NOAA

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana