Educational Resources

The CPO CommEd team supports and contributes to the development of a wide range of projects, products, and partnerships designed to promote public climate literacy.  Information about these resources, and where to go to learn more about them, is summarized below.

A Current Climate Literacy brochure

Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science

Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science is an interagency guide that provides a framework and essential principles for formal and informal education about climate change. It presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula.

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

CLEAN, the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Pathway, was launched in November 2010 as a new National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathways project. It is led by the science education expertise of TERC, CIRES, NOAA, and SERC. CLEAN builds on the efforts of the Climate Literacy Network and the establishment of the Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Science.

Science On A Sphere

Science On a Sphere® is a large visualization system that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data onto the outside of a sphere. Said another way, SOS is an animated globe that can show dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, and land of a planet. NOAA primarily uses SOS as an education and outreach tool to describe the environmental processes of Earth.

Teaching Climate

Teaching Climate offers learning activities and curriculum materials, multi-media resources, and professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators who want to incorporate climate science into their work.

 

Trends In Our Changing Climate

Click the image to access the Climate.gov Dashboard and supporting web pages that describes the details of key climate indicators and supporting resources.

Contact

Biography
P: (301) 734-1207
F: (301) 713-0518
E: david.herring@noaa.gov

Hunter Allen *
Data Visualization and GIS Specialist, Collabralink Technologies Inc
P: 404-213-0380
E: hunter.allen@noaa.gov

Elizabeth Bridgwater
Hollings Scholar/Summer Intern
P: 301-734-1238
E: elizabeth.bridgwater
@noaa.gov

LuAnn Dahlman *
Science Writer & Editor, CEE, Collabralink Technologies Inc.
P: 480-984-8860
E: luann.dahlman@noaa.gov

John Coggin*
Communications Specialist, CEE, CollabraLink Technologies, Inc.
P: 301-734-1254
E: john.coggin@noaa.gov

Tom DiLiberto *
Meteorologist, CEE, CollabraLink Technologies, Inc.
P: 301-734-1210
E: tom.diliberto@noaa.gov

Richard A Glupker *
Web Administrator/Developer, CEE, Collabralink Technologies, Inc.
P: 240-731-6492
E: richard.a.rivera@
noaa.gov

Carlyn Iverson *
Data Visualizer/Production Artist, CEE, CollabraLink Technologies, Inc.
P: 612-910-9218
E: carlyn.iverson@noaa.gov

Mary Lindsey *
Data Visualization Coordinator, CEE, Collabralink Technologies Inc.
P:301-734-1241
E: mary.lindsey@noaa.gov

Rebecca Lindsey *
Science Writer & Editor, CEE, Collabralink Technologies Inc.
P: 304-574-0628
E: rebecca.lindsey@
noaa.gov

Martha Topolnitski
Summer Intern
P: 240-429-0699
E: martha.topolnitski@
noaa.gov

Frank Niepold
Climate Education Coordinator/Senior Climate Education Program Manager, CEE
P: 240-429-0699
F: 301 713-0518
E: frank.niepold@noaa.gov

Edward Gardiner *
Engagement Specialist, Collabralink Technologies Inc.
P: 828-271-4915
E: ned.gardiner@noaa.gov

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