These resources are for any educator who wants to inform and inspire children and adults alike about the wonder and adventure of the Polar Regions.



PBS Learning Arctic Teaching resources, Includes teaching materials and link to standards. 5 min video showcasing Arctic ice and animals


National Geographic resources on the Arctic, several photos, teaching materials and vocabulary.


National Science Foundation list of  Polar resources from the


List of Arctic links, resources and books for students.


British Antarctic Survey.  Both poles are showecased with multiple lesson plans, videos.


Arctic Hub, Mainly for science groups. Lots of information, but here are some teaching materials as well.


Some political videos about the development of the Arctic!/?cid=otr_marketing_use-arctic_Infoguide#

Smithsonian Museum Arctic page with multiple resources.


Greenpeace Lots of political – environmental and conservational information about the Arctic


Classroom Antarctica is a comprehensive online teaching resource produced by the Australian Antarctic Division, aimed at grades 5 to 8.

Antarctica New Zealand has provided links to information sites on a variety of subjects related to Antarctica.


PolarTREC Learning Resources is a collection of articles, lessons, activities, interactive media, and more for educators, families, students, or anyone interested in teaching or learning more about the science of the Arctic and Antarctica.

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR promotes Antarctic science in education at all levels and aims to communicate scientific information about the Antarctic region to the public. Their list is arranged in age-related order, starting with sites appropriate for primary school pupils. Sites available in languages other than English,

EducaPoles aims to make young people and their teachers more aware of the importance and the fragile nature of the polar environments, and to enable them to learn about climate changes from this angle. This resource is translated into French and Dutch


Andrill Environmental Literacy Framework  ELF is comprised of materials intended to promote environmental literacy that covers the major Earth systems: atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere ad biosphere. A fifth unit, Energy, provides the unifying concepts that capture the dynamic nature of the Earth. Flexhibits contain hands-on learning activities, museum-quality posters, & Video podcasts geared to 10-15 year olds. 

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Portal was launched in 2010 as a National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathways project. It is led by the science education expertise of TERC, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College. As of 2012, CLEAN has been syndicated to NOAA's portal.
CLEAN's primary effort is to steward the collection of climate and energy science educational resources and to support a community of professionals committed to improving climate and energy literacy. 

1. The CLEAN Collection of Climate and Energy Science resources- high-quality, digital resources—including learning activities, visualizations, videos, and short demonstrations/experiments—geared toward educators of students in secondary through undergraduate levels.
2. Guidance in Teaching Climate and Energy Science – pages designed to help educators understand and be equipped to teach the big ideas in climate and energy science. 

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Building ocean, coastal, and climate literacy for students and educators. High quality resources on a variety of searchable topics related to Oceans

Polar Educators International (PEI) PEI is a vibrant network promoting polar education and research to a global community.