Working with the Earth Portal and Encyclopedia of the Earth

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Transcript Working with the Earth Portal and Encyclopedia of the Earth

David Blockstein – NCSE
David Hassenzahl, Chatham University
Andy Jorgensen, University of Toledo
CEDD/AESS June 2013
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 Founded in Washington, DC in 1990
"to improve the scientific basis for
environmental decisionmaking.”
 Goal:
 Projects include EnvironMentors, Campus to Careers,
Energy Leadership, Biodiversity Initiative
 Council of Environmental Deans & Directors
 160 institutions working on curricular and related issues
 Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE)- online, peer-reviewed
 In 2008 began in climate change education project
after presentation by John Holdren of Harvard
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• Funded through NASA’s Global Climate Change
Education Program in June 2009
• Created 11 educational modules using NASA data
• Pre & post surveys, assessments
• Made these available through the EoE
• Received major funding through NSF’s Climate
Change Education Program October 2009
• Climate Adaptation, Mitigation, e-Learning –
CAMEL
• Online Learning Community
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• Over 1,400 resources categorized in 200+ topics
• Resource types include:
• Syllabi, single-topic lessons, case studies, datasets
• Video compilations – including from NSF
• Background articles from EoE which are peer reviewed
• Multidimensional search capabilities
• More than 600 community members
• Each can post their own material
• Can provide comments on any item
• Can create their own “course” containing anything
from the EoE or CAMEL
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 Professional Development webinars
 Partnership with the American Indian Higher
Education Consortium
 Partnering with National Wildlife Federation and
Jobs for the Future to develop resources for
community colleges
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 Barnard College
 Chatham University
 U California, Davis
 U Colorado, Boulder
 U Nevada, Las Vegas
 U Texas, El Paso
 U Toledo
 American Institute for
Research
 American Indian Higher
Education Consortium
 Trunity
 Climate Literacy and
Energy Awareness
Network
 Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory
 Will Steger Foundation
 University Corporation for
Atmospheric Research
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Almost 8,000 entries on broad range of environmental topics
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NASA for support under Global Climate Change Education
Award# NNX09AL64G
“Creation and Dissemination of an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate
General Education Course on Climate Change”
National Science Foundation under Climate Change Education
Award #DUE-0950396
"Creating a Learning Community for Solutions to Climate Change"
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