Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit

Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit cover, with a photo of young people holding up a globeThis new toolkit is designed to aid public health professionals in giving guest lectures on climate, health and equity at local high schools, summer camps or anywhere that students in grades 9-12 learn. 

Download the toolkit (PDF).

Download a slide deck (PPT) to help guide your presentation.


Learn more in our upcoming webinar!

APHA's Center for Climate, Health and Equity is hosting a webinar on March 24 from 12-1:15pm ET. This webinar will explain the disparities in how climate change affects children's health; illustrate the role health professionals can play in educating youth; describe an educational tool for youth; feature youth leaders working on climate action; and share the new "Climate and Health Youth Education Toolkit."

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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.

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!

Check out APHA's Children's Environmental Health Committee to learn how this lesson plan was developed and to access supporting materials.