ED015:
Climate literacy: Bringing climate change science content, science practices, and model instruction to K12 educators, preservice teachers, and students



Session ID#: 49405

Session Description:
Climate change is a complex topic and an urgent issue, and widespread climate literacy is required for society to address 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 to teacher professional development that: 1. increase inservice teachers’ knowledge of climate change science and research-based information; or 2. educate inservice teachers in using appropriate climate data with students or guiding student field studies related to climate change; or 3. incorporate climate change into preservice teacher education, or 4. train professional development providers to lead climate change education programs, or 5. describe inquiry-based instruction in climate change that is aligned with NGSS standards, science and engineering practices, or other relevant standards.
Primary Conveners:  Patricia Harcourt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, United States
Conveners:  Wendy E Abshire, UCAR, Arvada, CO, United States, Devarati Bhattacharya, University of Minnesota, Waconia, MN, United States and Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Climate Program Office, Washington, DC, United States
Primary Liaisons:  Patricia Harcourt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, MADE CLEAR, Baltimore, MD, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kathleen Hill, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Center for Science and the Schools, University Park, PA, United States, Eric Post, University of California Davis, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Davis, CA, United States and Heidi Steltzer, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, United States
Elizabeth A Burakowski, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, John L Campbell, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Vallejo, CA, United States, Alexandra Contosta, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, Durham, NH, United States, Rebecca Sanders-DeMott, University of New Hampshire, Earth Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, United States, Catheryn Burke, Newport Middle and High School, Environmental Sciences, Newport, NH, United States, Edward Lindsey, Old Town High School, Environmental Studies, Old Town, ME, United States and Robert Pinsonneault, Bishop Guertin High School, Science, Nashua, NH, United States
Ryo Nakamura, Miyagi Rifu high school, Geoscience, Rifu Town, Miyagi, Japan
Devarati Bhattacharya1, Cory Forbes1, Mark A. Chandler2 and Kimberly N Carroll-Steward3, (1)University of Nebraska Lincoln, School of Natural Resources, Lincoln, NE, United States, (2)CCSR / NASA GISS, Madison, WI, United States, (3)University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Natural Resources, Lincoln, United States
Robin Rene' Dunbar, Elizabeth River Project, Portsmouth, VA, United States
Robin Rene' Dunbar, Elizabeth River Project, Portsmouth, VA, United States
Heidi Steltzer, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, United States, Kristin Joivell, Juniata Valley School District, Alexandria, PA, United States, Cinda Murray, Northwestern High School, Albion, United States, Nell Elizabeth Herrmann, Blue Hill Consolidated School, Blue Hill, ME, United States, Kathleen Hill, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Center for Science and the Schools, University Park, PA, United States and Eric Post, University of California Davis, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Davis, CA, United States
Patricia Harcourt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Annapolis, MD, United States
Steve M Easterbrook1, Alex Hurka2, Samantha Fassnacht2 and Soukayna Mouatadid2, (1)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (2)University of Toronto, Computer Science, Toronto, ON, Canada
Jessica Rebecca Bean1, Abraham Lo2, Aleeza Oshry1 and Charles R. Marshall1, (1)University of California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)BSCS Science Learning, Colorado Springs, United States

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