Worldwide, parks are on the frontline of climate change impacts and visibility. The Institute at the Golden Gate’s Climate Change Education & Parks program supports and accelerates the role parks and protected areas play as resources and venues for climate change education. Read more here (PDF) >>

Highlighting Success
Many parks already host or are developing climate change education programs that are innovative, locally relevant, and action-oriented. Download our signature climate change publication, Climate in the Parks: Innovative Climate Change Education in Parks (PDF, 5.7MB) for examples of great programs from around the globe.

Convening Experts
From November 7 – 9, 2013 the Institute convened Parks: The New Climate Classroom, which brought together innovators and practitioners from the parks, education, communications, and other related fields to consider ways to accelerate and deepen the connection between parks and public education on climate change. Download our newest report, Insights for Climate Change Communication & Education, for an overview of the key messages and takeaways from the event.

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"One of the most precious values of the national parks is their ability to teach us about ourselves and how we relate to the natural world. This important role may prove invaluable in the near future as we strive to understand and adapt to a changing climate."

-U.S. National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis