Climate Change Education - Incorporating Local Climate Knowledge into the New Brunswick Education Curriculum

Videos and Lesson Plans

Climate Change: Climate
This video explores the nature of climate change and its effects on the Atlantic region of Canada.
Lesson plan (PDF)

Climate Change: Newfoundland and Labrador
Explore the ways in which climate change is affecting the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, and how communities are taking steps to mitigate and adapt to the challenge.
Lesson plan (PDF)

Climate Change: Mitigation
Explore the ways in which communities in Atlantic Canada are taking steps to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Lesson plan (PDF)

 

Climate Change: Nova Scotia
Communities across Nova Scotia are being affected by extreme weather and environmental change. This video explores the ways in which mitigation and adaptation are key to navigating the future.
Lesson plan (PDF)

 

Climate Change: Prince Edward Island
Explore the ways in which climate change is affecting the people of Prince Edward Island, and how communities are taking steps to mitigate and adapt to the challenge.
Lesson plan (PDF)

 

Climate Change: Adaptation
This short film gives an overview of adaptation strategies in the Atlantic region in the face of drastic environmental change.
Lesson plan (PDF)

Climate Change: New Brunswick
Communities across New Brunswick are being affected by extreme weather and environmental change. This video explores the ways in which mitigation and adaptation are key to navigating the future.
Lesson plan (PDF)

 

Climate Change: The Whitney Journals
This documentary short explores 35 years of weather journals recorded by the Whitneys in Kierstead Mtn., New Brunswick, Canada. Specifically we examine how some of the bio-indicators, such as spring peepers, robins, lilacs and trees, have been responding to climate change. These examples are illustrated and animated to offer an engaging perspective on locally sourced citizen science.
Directed by Ben Phillips & Craig Norris
Lesson plan (PDF)

 

Book a Presentation and Training Session in Your School

Schools can request a free presentation and training session for their teachers by Fundy Biosphere Reserve staff on how to use these education materials in their classrooms. Contact us info(at)fundy-biosphere.ca

About this Project

Students in New Brunswick classrooms tend to learn about complex or major scientific events in the context of the United States or in the tropical rainforests of Brazil. The Fundy Biosphere Reserve wants to change that.

We’ve thus adapted our The Whitney Journals film, along with a series of short documentary videos about climate change in Atlantic Canada produced with Dr. Ian Mauro, to be used in middle and high school classrooms to give students an opportunity to learn about climate change from experts and locals with decades of first-hand experience.

The goal was to create a resource that teachers can use, with engaging lesson plans and materials, to foster environmental awareness and scientific literacy among their students.

While phase I of the project helped us determine where within the New Brunswick curricula - in both English and French - our materials were best suited and how to effectively deliver them, phase II allowed us to take this information and translate it into fully written lesson plans and materials for teachers to use with very little preparation needed. Since the fall 2015, we entered phase 3 of the project, dissimenating the materials as widely as possible througout schools in the province - as well as throughout the Atlantic Provinces

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Environmental Trust Fund