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Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit

Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit cover, with a photo of young people holding up a globeThe Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit provides an easy-to-use lesson plan and supporting materials for public health professionals to give guest lectures on climate, health and equity to students in grades 9-12.

Use the toolkit to give a guest lecture at a high school, club or youth program during National Public Health Week, April 1-7, and complete our survey to be entered to win one of five $100 gift cards. All surveys completed for classes taught between now and April 8, 2024 in the U.S. are eligible. APHA members who complete the survey will be eligible to be nominated for a 2024 APHA Excellence in Climate Leadership Award.

April 1-8 is also Worldwide Climate and Justice Education Week. APHA is a partner in this international effort to bring climate conversations into the classroom, regardless of course-subject area or format. Visit their website to find additional resources, take the pledge and receive your certificate for participating in this international initiative.

Download the toolkit (PDF).

Download a PowerPoint slide deck to help guide your presentation.

Watch webinar recordings:

Read: APHA toolkit can help high schoolers make connection on climate and health (Public Health Newswire)

Find more resources to support your lesson from the Children's Environmental Health Committee. Learn more about the committee.


About the Toolkit

The toolkit includes a lesson plan adapted from NIH resources, as well as supplementary materials for outreach, recruitment and continued learning. Students leave these lectures with increased knowledge of the health impacts of climate change, vulnerable populations and equitable mitigation and adaptation strategies, and lecturers leave having gained valuable practice in climate and health communication and a deeper connection with those in their community.

Sign up to give a guest lecture!

Did you give a guest lecture? Tell us how it went by filling out this quick survey.


Additional Resources

If you are a student interested in connecting with further resources and career opportunities, check out the Biogen Community Lab Alumni Network, a dynamic and growing network on LinkedIn!

Parent & Educator Toolkit from the Children's Environmental Health Network.