FIGURE 8.1 Summer science adventure programs, such as this one co-sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Denver Public Schools, and the Keystone Science School, expose schoolchildren to environmental science concepts and sustainable living practices. SOURCE: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

FIGURE 8.1 Summer science adventure programs, such as this one co-sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Denver Public Schools, and the Keystone Science School, expose schoolchildren to environmental science concepts and sustainable living practices. SOURCE: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

of Science (AAAS) have published detailed definitions and learning progression maps of what citizens should know in order to be science literate. Federal agencies are just beginning to undertake climate change education and training initiatives, either as services they directly provide or as competitive grant programs to fund research, development, and implementation by experts in the field. These initiatives include the following:

  • NASA: Global Climate Change Education. A grant program to develop K-12 education materials, provide teacher training, and conduct research on effective methods (and Space Grant).

  • NOAA: Environmental Literacy. Grants support educators and scientists to develop and implement climate and environmental literacy programs. Sea Grant. A national network of university-based programs that provide workforce development and public education that now include climate as a theme.



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