ED007:
Climate literacy: Delivering climate change science content, pedagogy, and data resources to K12 educators, future teachers, and professional development providers





Session ID#: 23356

Session Description:
Climate change is a complex topic, and widespread climate literacy is required to address and reduce the impacts of rapid climate change. Formal K12 education provides the best opportunities for students to engage in sustained learning about climate change, but few teachers have training or experience in teaching this topic. This session invites abstracts presenting research and models of approaches, interventions, or professional development that: 1. increase inservice teachers’ knowledge of climate change science and improve access to research-based information; or 2. educate inservice teachers in accessing and using appropriate climate data with students or guiding student field studies related to climate change; or 3. incorporate climate change into education programs for preservice teachers, or 4. provide training for professional development providers to lead climate change education programs, or 5. offer a conceptual framework for inquiry-based instruction in climate change that is aligned with NGSS and science and engineering practices.
Primary Convener:  Patricia Harcourt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Annapolis, MD, United States
Conveners:  Patricia Harcourt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Annapolis, MD, United States, Regina Brinker, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, Livermore, CA, United States and Erin Leckey, CIRES University of Colorado, Education & Outreach, Boulder, CO, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Karen Romano Young, Self Employed, Washington, DC, United States
Wendy E Abshire1, Chad Kauffman2, Kira A. Nugnes1, Ira W. Geer1, Elizabeth W. Mills1 and Abigail E. Stimach3, (1)American Meteorological Society, Education Program, Washington, DC, United States, (2)American Meteorological Society Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, (3)AMS-Education Program, Washington, DC, United States
P. Zion Klos, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Lucy Holtsnider, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Molly Nation, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, United States, Allan Feldman, University of South Florida Tampa, Teaching and Learning, Tampa, FL, United States and Glenn Smith, University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States
Andrea Drewes1, Wayne Breslyn2, J. Randy McGinnis2, Emily Hestness2 and Chrystalla Mouza1, (1)University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Asli Sezen-Barrie1, Mary Stapleton2 and Jane Wolfson2, (1)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (2)Towson University, Towson, MD, United States
Mary Stapleton, Jane Wolfson and Asli Sezen-Barrie, Towson University, Towson, MD, United States
Betsy Wilkening and Kerry L Schwartz, University of Arizona, AZ Project WET, Tucson, AZ, United States
Louise T Huffman, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States
Melissa J. B. Rogers, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, MADE CLEAR, Baltimore, MD, United States, Christopher Petrone, College of Marine and Earth Studies, Lewes, DE, United States, Bart Merrick, NOAA Environmental Science Training Center, Cooperative Oxford Lab, Oxford, MD, United States and Andrea Drewes, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States
Ariel Morrison, University of Colorado Boulder, Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences and CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, Anne U Gold, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, Nick Soltis, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, United States, Karen McNeal, Auburn University, Geosciences, Auburn, AL, United States and Jennifer E Kay, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Leigh A Stearns, Soroush Rezvanbehbahani and Siddharth Shankar, University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States
Tracy Ostrom, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Devarati Bhattacharya1,2, Cory Forbes2, Gillian Roehrig3 and Mark A. Chandler4, (1)University of Minnesota, Waconia, MN, United States, (2)University of Nebraska Lincoln, School of Natural Resources, Lincoln, NE, United States, (3)Univ of Minnesota-320 LES, St. Paul, MN, United States, (4)CCSR / NASA GISS, Madison, WI, United States
Cheryl L B Manning, National Earth Science Teachers Association, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Jennifer Taylor, University of Colorado at Boulder, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, David Oonk, CIRES University of Colorado, Boulder, United States, Susan M Sullivan, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Karin Kirk, Freelance Educational Writer, Northfield, MN, United States and Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Dana E Veron1, Gili Ad-Marbach2, Rebecca Fox-Lykens3, Gulnihal Ozbay3, Asli Sezen-Barrie4 and Jane Wolfson4, (1)University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Delaware State University, Dover, DE, United States, (4)Towson University, Towson, MD, United States
Louis A Derry1, Alexandra Moore2, Ingrid Zabel3, Don Duggan-Haas3 and Robert M Ross3, (1)Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (3)Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY, United States
Thomas J Hearty III, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GES DISC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, James G Acker, ADNET Systems Inc. Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Dave L. Meyer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GES DISC, Greenbelt, United States, Emily Ann Northup, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States and Ross Bagwell, Science Systems & Applications, Inc, Greenbelt, United States
Kate Schafer and Christopher Spenner, The Harker School, San Jose, CA, United States
Stephanie Tubman1, Emily E Gochis1, Kendall Grazul2, Gregg Bluth1 and Jacqueline E Huntoon1, (1)Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States, (2)Jenison Public Schools, Jenison, MI, United States
Scott Spak1, Charles O Stanier2, Ted A Neal3, Susanna Herder4, Andrea Malek5 and Zachary Miller4, (1)University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States, (2)IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa City, IA, United States, (3)University of Iowa, Department of Teaching and Learning, Iowa City, IA, United States, (4)University of Iowa, Science Education, Iowa City, IA, United States, (5)University of Iowa, Teaching and Learning, Iowa City, IA, United States
Sarah Zainfeld, TALIA™ Learning, Sonoma, CA, United States

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