A variety of national, state, and campus climate-related educational resources are offered here, for both youth and adults.
The National Extension Climate Initiative serves to link climate change-related education and research across Extension program areas and associations. This effort is open to all; join the 150+ professionals throughout the United States and Territories, each with a unique set of skills, abilities, and knowledge.
The 4-H Weather and Climate Youth Learning Lab is a hands-on learning experience for elementary school students (approximately grades
3-5). The goal of this project is to study the world of weather and climate, and specifically
how they are influenced by natural processes and human activities. While the materials
in this lab are written for the four states of Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and
Wyoming, it can be applied in any state or region. After completing the hands-on experiments
and activities, participants will have a better understanding of natural forces and
Climate Smart Montana is a non-partisan, non-profit network with the goal of sharing information and resources to better coordinate community-based climate solutions and resiliency efforts in Montana.
The Montana University System Initiative on Climate (MUSIC) is an open and inclusive network to share relevant information and resources about climate education, research, and policy issues across the Montana University System.
The MSU Climate Solutions Group is a faculty-led initiative to engage our fellow faculty, students, staff and citizens in discussions and actions related to our role in addressing the climate crisis.
The MSU Climate Solutions Lab is a faculty-led initiative advocating innovative research, pedagogy, and scholarship by faculty and with active collaboration of students and citizens.
Climate Action Today for Students Lab (CATS Lab)
The Climate Action Today for Students (CATS) Lab engages students in research and outreach about the critical issues facing Montana State University and citizens of Montana and the world on the climate crisis.
Campus and community leaders offer a variety of lectures and other learning opportunities on climate-related topics.
The MSU Campus Climate Coalitionis now meeting, with the following goals:
Provide a venue (open to faculty, staff, students and citizens) to advance general climate literacy (science, policy, communications, etc.) across the MSU campus, specifically focusing on cross-disciplinary discussions.
Share information, coordinate best practices, and assist with policy actions across the MSU campus and the entire Montana University System regarding climate mitigation and adaptation.
MSU Climate Week occurs each semester; the upcoming events are scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2023.