Climate Change Backpack®
This popular teaching tool contains (for example) graphs, experiments, a climate change play, an imitation ice core, a compact fluorescent light bulb, and much more. The lessons are designed to expand or contract according to the audience and available teaching time. Staff, docents, and teachers are using the backpack in training programs throughout the Northeast, as well as in 124 National parks, national monuments, and national historic sites. The Collaborative offers climate change backpack trainings to help educators become familiar with the science of climate change and with the materials in the backpack. The Collaborative also offers a “Train the Trainers” program to people who can instruct others on how to use the backpack most effectively.