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  • Role Playing - NYC Case Study Featured Case Study Role Playing - NYC Case Study Role Playing - NYC Case Study

    SUMMARY Students will apply a role-playing activity to explore the challenges facing climate change planning in New York City.  Radley Horton, lead climate scientist... More »

  • Unit: Geoengineering Featured Teaching Unit Unit: Geoengineering Unit: Geoengineering

    SUMMARY There is much unknown about the ramifications of large-scale deployment of geoengineering technologies.  Are they merely short-term fixes?  What are the... More »

  • HOW SUCCESS WORKS: Marine Sanctuary -... Featured Case Study HOW SUCCESS WORKS: Marine Sanctuary -... HOW SUCCESS WORKS: Marine Sanctuary -...

    SUMMARY The lesson plan provides a full menu for use from primary school to high school. Depending on the grade level and the unit of study that provides the context for a... More »

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