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Climate Chang-ing Our Health: 'Weather' We're Ready Or Not

from Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Think that “climate change” just means turning up the air conditioning? Think again—climatologists agree that the future might make you sweat…or worse. Join our Health Educators in this investigation of how an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events may affect many public health concerns: drought, urban heat islands, floods, air pollutants, infectious diseases, and nutrition, to name a few. You’ll be recruited by our Virtual Triage Team to view several short video interviews with victims of our changing climate, and then asked to help sleuth out the maladies
that have been worsened by local conditions. What can be done to help patients who are truly “under the weather”?

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About This Program


Point to Point: $140.00


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

No minimum.

Maximum participants:

We suggest no more than 30 students for best interactivity.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We do not charge a cancellation fee if the program cannot happen due to technical difficulties, climate-induced catastrophe, or other unforeseeable events. If a school schedules a program and then does not participate, we will contact them and try to reschedule. Full program fee will be charged if you can't reschedule and don't give us a really, really good reason for not showing up! (please be kind to our hard-working schedulers!)

About This Provider

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

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Program Details


1.) Students receive copies of our worksheet.
2.) Students view a series of short videos, showing people whose health issues have recently worsened.
3.) Students brainstorm on how changing climate conditions may have contributed to the symptoms of each video character.
4.) Discussion of climate change in general and Q&A at end of program.


• Define the basic principles of refraction, reflection, thermal
convection, and the “greenhouse effect” as they relate to climate change.
• Discover some of the ways that global climate change may affect life on this planet.
• Examine how Global Climate Change can precipitate extreme weather events.
• Identify specific human health issues that may be intensified by changing trends in weather.
• Describe ways that they can help mitigate the effects of global climate change and reduce their family’s carbon footprint.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

National Health Education Standards:
Grades 6-12: Standard 1
• Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Grades 6-12: Standard 2
• Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors on health behaviors.
Grades 6-12: Standard 3
• Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health.