Climate Change resources for schools

Find helpful resources that may be useful when guiding students to consider their own environmental impact.


The Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to best practice waste management.


Additional Resources

  • Atlas of Living Australia have some great classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum. There are activities available for all ages from Prep through Year 12.  
  • Cool Australia has student lessons plans and worksheets linked to the curriculum 
  • Resource Smart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that assist schools to embed Sustainability in their everyday practices. There are 5 modules schools can complete.
  • Melbourne Water’s Teachers Resources come with videos, fact sheets and booklets about Melbourne’s water resources
  • Track your water usage and learn more about water efficiency with the School Water Efficiency Program 
  • School Kitchen Garden support and educational resources, see Stephine Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
  • Birdlife Australia has hands-on activities where sharing knowledge and experiences is emphasised 
  • Classroom Antarctica is a comprehensive online teaching resource produced by the Australian Antarctic Division, aimed at grades 5 to 8. 
  • Sustainable Futures is an educational program that combines the latest in climate science with education in sustainability for students in years 3 – 9. 
  • Global education offer resources to encourage a global perspective across the curriculum.
  • Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network often offer opportunities for students to participate in hands-on community projects
  • Switched on Schools has a range of resources produced by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition to engage students with climate change, providing detail and project guides for high school students to run campaigns across food, biodiversity, waste, transport, energy and climate justice.
  • Calculate your ecological footprint

Psychologist and Adjunct Associate Professor Dr Susie Burke discusses how teachers, parents and carers can help young people cope with climate change.