California Department of Fish and Wildlife

For Teachers Only: Curriculum Resources for Biodiversity and Climate Change

CDFW is committed to supporting and empowering our staff, partners, the public, and the next generation to be stewards of our natural resources in the face of a changing climate. Outreach and education are a key component to supporting climate change adaptation efforts that safeguard not only natural resources but people and places. CDFW's Climate Science Program staff have focused significant time working collaboratively with partners to create resources that help educate and increase awareness about climate change and positive ways to support conservation of wildlife and habitats in a changing climate. This web page was specifically created to support educators' efforts to bring climate change curriculum into the classroom so that they can inform and empower the next generation of leaders who will be responding to climate change impacts. While there are a growing number of resources for educators on climate change there are only a select number of resources that are specific to wildlife and habitats. We hope to update this list periodically as new resources become available. If you are interested in contributing information or ideas to this effort please contact

* Note: The following sites and materials are not endorsed by the CDFW.

Climate Change Curriculum and Lesson Plans related to Wildlife and Habitats

General Fact Sheets about Climate Change

Fact Sheets about Climate Change Impacts to Wildlife and Habitats