Climate Change Resources by CLA

Core learning abilities (CLAs) are overarching skills that are emphasized in all courses and programs, student services support and interactions, and co-curricular activities at WCC. CLAs define the skills the College expects its students to develop by the time they graduate (with a certificate or degree). 

Teaching Resources for Climate Change (mostly STEM, but some intersections of nonSTEM in Curriculum for the Bioregion AND InTeGrate)

Communication

The ability to accurately identify a purpose or audience and convey information so that it is easily received and understood.

Critical thinking

The habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

  • Global Weirding”: A series of videos about Climate Change in impacting different communities regionally and culturally (YouTube)

Global consciousness

The ability to assess how the world and people’s lives are shaped by natural, social and cultural interactions and processes.

Information literacy

The ability to identify an information need and to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically. 

Quantitative literacy

The ability to rely on data and on the mathematical analysis of data to make connections and draw conclusions.

  • Climatechange.org: Website that provides a TON of graphics and interactive visuals to better understand impact of climate change in many facets from forest fires to beer and coffee access
  • Jill Pelto: Artist who has converted graphs on climate change to art

Resources For COVID-19 and Climate Change Discussion

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