Critical Media Literacy

Engaging Media and Transforming Education

Institutes, Museums, Research Groups and More!

Alliance for Climate Education, ACE. Nonprofit whose mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. Our Climate, Our Future (videos for teaching).

Arts & Ere. Explores the relationship of Arts Education and Environmental Education. (University of Quebec in Montreal)

Counterforce Lab. Research studio that harnesses the power of art and design to engage with the reality of global ecological crisis and its ties to environmental injustice, founded by UCLA professor Rebeca Méndez and part of UCLA's Design|Media Arts Department.

International Ecolinguistics Association, IEA. Network of 800 researchers worldwide who share ideas, opinions and articles about ecolinguistics: The role of language in the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment. Official journal via open access, Language & Ecology

National Geographic: Resource Library. Geographic resources for teachers, Pre-K-12, from the National Geographic. With lesson plans, research, maps, a storehouse of 800+ available videos, and resource library units. See example: Anthropocene Resource Library.

National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration: Just for Kids. Site promoting resources for teaching children about the environment (tides, currents, space); NOAA is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Zabel, I. H. H., D. Duggan-Haas, & R.M. Ross, eds. (2017). The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change. Paleontological Research Institute.

This free PDF book offers the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. Audience focus is teachers of high school Earth science and environmental science. Open access title.


The Honorable Harvest

The Honorable Harvest (Robin Wall Kimmerer, Bioneers,
YouTube, June 11, 2019, 3:30 mins)

Publications of All Kinds




Collections: Blogs/Wikis, Courses, Lessons, Podcasts, TED Talks

Free Online Courses: 

  • Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions. Multifaceted education project initiated by the University of California with participation by all ten campuses of the UC system. Includes an online version of the course, an open-source digital textbook downloadable through the California Digital Library, and a massive open online course (MOOC).

  • Climate Change in Practice (UNESCO - APCEIU). Free, 4-week self-paced course featuring background knowledge on climate change, global efforts, and international agendas that are taking place to address the issue. 

  • Making Sense of Climate Change Denial. Recognize the social and psychological drivers of climate science denial, and better understand climate change. From The University of Queensland, Australia, via edX.  

  • The Stories We Live By: A Free Online Course in Ecolinguistics. Course examines a wide range of texts, from ads, lifestyle magazines and economics textbooks, to surfing guides, Native American sayings and Japanese animation. In each case, the question is whether the stories that underlie texts encourage us to care about people and the ecosystems that life depends on. By the University of Gloucestershire and the IEA.

Bioneers, non-profit organization that creates media, podcasts, and holds an annual conference. 



Our Changing Climate

  • Our Changing Climate. Bi-weekly video essay series investigating humanity's relationship to the natural world.