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Environmental Curriculum Topics:
Climate Change

DEEP's State Parks and Public Outreach Division offers a series of educator workshops throughout the year, with some that focus on air quality and climate change. Go to the DEEP Calendar of Events and search using the key word "workshop," or call the DEEP’s Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513.

Where does Climate Change fit into the curriculum?

Next Generation Science Standards Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate Concept Map

Connecticut Climate Change Website
The DEEP co-administers the Connecticut Climate Change website, which is a wealth of information about climate change. 

Air Quality Web Curriculum
Developed for DEEP, this Air Quality curriculum is designed to incrementally lead students, Grades 6 – 9, through Internet-based and hands-on learning experiments to discover not only the science behind air quality, but also the health implications related to poor air quality exposure. This curriculum does focus more on air quality issues than climate change; however, it is a great curriculum tool when investigating the role of climate and weather on air quality.  To view the topics for grades 6 through 9, select New Haven as school district.

Additional Resources

The following sites may be useful for teachers, educators and students studying air quality and climate change.

DEEP Air Quality Monitoring
Includes the network of monitoring sites in Connecticut, a description of common air pollutants, and graphs of air quality trends in the state.

Air Quality Index
Provides the daily rating of the state’s air quality according to US EPA standards.

Content Last Updated October 2019