Environmental Literacy Program's resilience assets
The Environmental Literacy Program helps communities become more resilient to extreme weather events and other environmental hazards they face. Resilient communities are able to make informed decisions that reduce their vulnerability to environmental hazards and stresses that emerge over time. They can withstand these hazards and stresses with minimal damage to their social well-being, economy, and the environment. The education community can use the following physical and intellectual assets in projects designed to increase community resilience.
Note: NOAA’s resilience education grantees are part of a growing community of practice that work together to address challenges, improve their programs, and discuss emerging best practices in this field. Information on existing projects, workshop reports, and past competitions can be found on the Resilience Hub.
NOAA & NOAA-partner resilience assets
- Gulf TREEoffsite link
- National Integrated Heat Health Information System
- NOAA Climate.gov
- NOAA Digital Coast
- NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
- NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction
- NOAA National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
- NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program
- NOAA Weather.gov
- NOAA Weather-Ready Nation
- U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
- U.S. Drought Portal
- U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
- U.S. National Climate Assessment
Non-NOAA resilience assets
- Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilienceoffsite link (Antioch University New England)
- Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)offsite link
- Climate Interpreteroffsite link
- Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)offsite link
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- FEMA Community Resilience Indicators
- FEMA National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System
- FEMA State Hazard Mitigation Officers
- Georgetown Climate Center (GCC)offsite link
- Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) Adaptation Plansoffsite link
- National Disaster Preparedness Training Centeroffsite link
- National Drought Mitigation Center offsite link
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Community Resilience Center of Excellence
- VIDEOoffsite link: "The secret to talking about climate change"
EJSCREEN: Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool (EPA)
Other NOAA assetsNOAA has many other assets that are not specifically focused on resilience but may be useful for supporting resilience-focused projects.
Other reports and frameworksReports
Abrash Walton, A., Simpson, M., Rhoades, J., & Daniels, C. (2016). Local solutions reportoffsite link: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change. Keene, NH: Antioch University New England Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience.
Blunden, J. and D. S. Arndt, Eds. (2017). State of the Climate in 2016offsite link. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society., 96 (7), S1–S267.
Frankenberg, E., B. Sikoki, C. Sumantri, W. Suriastini, and D. Thomas. (2013). “Education, Vulnerability and Resilience after a Natural Disaster.” Ecol Soc 18(2). Doi: 10.5751/ES-05377-180216
Herring, S. C., M. P. Hoerling, J. P. Kossin, T. C. Peterson, and P. A. Stott, Eds. (2016). Explaining Extreme Events of 2015 from a Climate Perspective. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Societyoffsite link. 96 (12), S1–S172.
- Israel, B., Parker, E., Rowe, Z., Salvatore, A., Minkler, M., López, J., Butz, A., Mosley, A., Coates, L., Lambert, G., Potito, P., Brenner, B., Rivera, M., Romero, H., Thompson, B., Coronado, G. and Halstead, S. (2005). “Community-Based Participatory Research: Lessons Learned from the Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research.” Environmental Health Perspectives, 113(10), pp.1463-1471. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.767offsite link
- McKinley, D., A. Miller-Rushing, H. Ballard, R. Bonney, H. Brown, D. Evans, R. French, J. Parrish, T. Phillips, S. Ryan, L. Shanley, J. Shirk, K. Stepenuck, J. Weltzin, A. Wiggins, O.Boyle, R. Briggs, S. Chapin, III, D. Hewitt, P. Preuss, and M. Soukup. (2015). “Investing in Citizen Science Can Improve Natural Resource Management and Environmental Protection” Issues in Ecology 19, 1-28. https://www.esa.org/wpcontent/uploads/2015/09/Issue19.pdf.
- Muttarak, R. and W. Lutz. (2014). “Is Education a Key to Reducing Vulnerability to Natural Disasters and hence Unavoidable Climate Change?” Ecology and Society 19(1), 42. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06476-190142. Part of a Special Feature on Education and Differential Vulnerability to Natural Disasters.
Nachbaur, J., I. Feygina, E. Lipkowitz, D. Karwat. (2017). Climate Change Resilience: Governance and Reformsoffsite link. A Report. Arizona State University.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2016). Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequencesoffsite link. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/23595.
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018). “Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Designoffsite link.” Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25183.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2019). Building and Measuring Community Resilienceoffsite link: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25383.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (2017). NOAA Environmental Literacy Program Resilience Education Grantee Workshop.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (2019). NOAA Environmental Literacy Program Resilience Education Grantee Workshop.
National Research Council. (2009). Learning Science in Informal Environments:offsite link People, Places, and Pursuits. Committee on Learning Science in Informal Environments. P. Bell, B. Lewenstein, A.W. Shouse, and M.A. Feder (Eds.). Board on Science Education, Center for Education. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
National Research Council. (2012). A Framework for K-12 Science Educationoffsite link: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards. Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
National Research Council. (2012). Disaster Resilience: A National Imperativeoffsite link. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
- Ramey, Heather, Lawford, Heather, and Rose-Krasnor, Linda. (2017). “Doing for others: Youth’s contributing behaviors and psychological engagement in youth-adult partnerships.” Journal of Adolescence 55: 129-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.01.001
Schubel, J.R., et al. (2013). Increasing Community Resilience to Extreme Weather-Related Eventsoffsite link through Coastal America’s Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center Network.
Sempier, T.T., D.L. Swann, R. Emmer, S.H. Sempier, and M. Schneider. (2010). Coastal Community Resilience Index: A Community Self-Assessmentoffsite link. MASGP-08-014.
- Sharpe, Justin, Mark Pelling, Asa Gerger Swartling, Lucy Pearson, Thomas Abeling, Hugh Deeming, and John Forrester. (2015). "Social Learning and Resilience Building in the emBRACE Frameworkoffsite link." Report. CRED, Louvain , Brussels.
Sweet, W., et al. (2014). NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 073, Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes Around the United States.
Sweet, W., et al. (2017). NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 083, Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States.
U.S. Global Change Research Program (2017). Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I[Wuebbles, D.J., D.W. Fahey, K.A. Hibbard, D.J. Dokken, B.C. Stewart, and T.K. Maycock (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, 470 pp, doi: 10.7930/J0J964J6.
USGCRP, 2018: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II [Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, 1515 pp. doi: 10.7930/NCA4.2018
United States Government Accountability Office. (2017). Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure. GAO-17-720. Washington, D.C.
North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE)'s Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellenceoffsite link
United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2008). "EPA's Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model." EPA-300-R-06-002. https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-06/documents/cps-manual-12-27-06.pdf
- Zeldin, Shepherd, Gauley, Josset, Krauss, Steven Eric, Kornbluh, Mariah, and Collura, Jessica. (2015). “Youth-Adult Partnership and Youth Civic Development: Cross-National Analyses for Scholars and Field Professionals.” Youth & Society 1-28. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X15595153offsite link
- Atmospheric Science Literacy:offsite link Essential Principles, Fundamental Concepts for Atmospheric Science Literacy
- Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Sciences
- Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education
- Estuary Principles & Concepts
- Great Lakes Literacyoffsite link: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Great Lakes Learning
- Ocean Literacy:offsite link Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences
Last updated: November 4, 2019