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American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Fall 2011 Meeting
Climate Literacy Sessions


Many members of the Climate Literacy Network (CLN) will be attending the American Geophysical Union meeting this year (December 5-9, 2011). The CLN was instrumental in organizing the many Climate Literacy sessions that are now scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of that week.

The 40 talks and 65 posters in these sessions cover a wide range of audiences, venues, issues, etc. concerned with developing climate literacy (see the session descriptions and talks/posters titles and authors below). (Note: CLN originally proposed 7 sessions. These have now been collapsed into 5 sessions. That is why there are two descriptions for some of the sessions.)

There are additional climate change and geoscience education talks and posters in other sessions.

If you want more information about talks and posters, click here.


Monday, December 5, 2011


ED11B. Climate Literacy: Barriers and Progress in Increasing Climate Literacy: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? I Posters
Monday, December 5, 2011: 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM; Halls A-C

Description (Addressing Barriers to Climate Literacy - What Does the Research Tell Us?): It is imperative that we prepare tomorrow's scientists and citizens to address the societal impacts of a changing climate. The manifestations of climate change are becoming more apparent, as is the need for individuals to hold a complex interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of the Earth system. We welcome papers that focus on what education, social and cognitive research can tell us about misconceptions and incorrect mental models that hinder the understanding of the complex climate system. What are common misperceptions of climate change science? How does the public form its opinions about climate change issues? How can this knowledge be used to improve climate literacy for all learners?

Description (Evidence of Progress in Improving Climate Literacy): We now have many years of evaluation data from climate change education and outreach programs funded by federal agencies and foundations. What methods of evaluation and assessment have measured impacts and successes? Evaluation efforts within this community of projects provide a rich opportunity to share results for programs that are similar in content and message, but different in learning environments and audiences. In this session we welcome papers that address determining a baseline from which we can measure progress and the evaluation of and assessment in materials, curricula, professional development programs, and informal education programs that identify effectiveness, challenges, and insights into impact.

ED11B-0773. Measuring Student Improvement in Lower- and Upper-Level University Climate Science Courses
Sara E. Harris; Stephen V. Taylor; Jane E. Schoonmaker; Erin Lane; Roger H. Francois; Philip Austin

ED11B-0774. Misconceptions Surrounding Climate Change: A Review of the Literature
Curry M. Templeton; Karen S. McNeal; Julie Libarkin

ED11B-0775. Catching misconceptions and misinformation about ocean/climate science among college students: a long record of pre and post exams
Figen Mekik

ED11B-0776. Undergraduate Students' Conceptions of Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Change
Kim L. Trenbath

ED11B-0777. Understanding Student Cognition about Complex Earth System Processes Related to Climate Change
Karen S. McNeal; Julie Libarkin; Tamara S. Ledley; Saranee Dutta; Morris C. Templeton; Jonathon Geroux; Gary A. Blakeney

ED11B-0778. Eye tracking and climate change: How is climate literacy information processed?
Carrick C. Williams; Karen S. McNeal

ED11B-0779. A needs assessment for climate change education in the Great Lakes region
Sandra Rutherford; Laura B. Schneider ; Howard Walters

ED11B-0780. Bahamians and Climate Change: An Analysis of Risk Perception and Climate Change Literacy
Rhianna Neely; Marcia A. Owens

ED11B-0781. Evaluating Programs That Promote Climate and Energy Education—Meeting Teacher Needs for Online Resources
Susan E. Lynds; Susan M. Buhr

ED11B-0782. Addressing climate and energy misconceptions – teaching tools offered by the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
Anne U. Gold; Tamara S. Ledley; Karin B. Kirk; Marian Grogan; Mark S. McCaffrey; Susan M. Buhr; Cathryn A. Manduca; Sean Fox; Frank Niepold; Cynthia Howell; Susan E. Lynds

ED11B-0783. A Research Design for NASA-Funded Professional Development Projects
Robert E. Bleicher; Julie Lambert; Stephen R. Getty

ED11B-0784. Advancing Climate Change Education: Student Engagement and Teacher Talk in the Classroom
Nicole Holthuis; Jennifer Saltzman; Rachel Lotan; Michael D. Mastrandrea; Polly Diffenbaugh; Salina Gray; Matt Kloser


ED11C. Climate Literacy: Higher Education Responding to Climate Change I Posters
Monday, December 5, 2011: 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM; Halls A-C

Description: There is a growing need to prepare the scientists and citizens of tomorrow to respond to climate change. In the fields of engineering and science, as well as in businesses and communities, climate change poses complex problems that require interdisciplinary knowledge and collaboration. In this session, we welcome papers that focus on activities in higher education that prepare students to meet these challenges, including those that involve undergraduates, graduates, post-doctoral fellows, and early career programs. We are interested in innovative approaches to reach students across a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives, and that involve both STEM and non-STEM faculty.

ED11C-0785. Global Climate Change, Food Security, and Local Sustainability: Increasing Climate Literacy in Urban Students
Rebecca A. Boger; Russanne Low; Yuri Gorokhovich

ED11C-0786. Changing Climates @ Colorado State: 100 (Multidisciplinary) Views of Climate Change
SueEllen Campbell; John Calderazzo

ED11C-0787. Exploring Global Change In Place-Based Case Studies
Sadredin C. Moosavi

ED11C-0788. A flexible, multi-faceted, multi-media approach to teaching climate change to non-STEM majors
Roger D. De Roo; Michael W. Liemohn

ED11C-0789. Global Climate Change Pilot Course Project
Keah C. Schuenemann; Rich Wagner

ED11C-0790. Inclusion of Climate Dynamics in the American Meteorological Society"s Bachelor"s Degree Statement
John W. Nielsen-Gammon

ED11C-0791. AASC Recommendations for the Education of an Applied Climatologist
John W. Nielsen-Gammon; David Stooksbury; Adnan Akyuz; Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Marina M. Timofeyeva

ED11C-0792. Embarking on a new undergraduate degree: BS in Meteorology, concentration in Climate Science, at San Jose State University
Alison F. Bridger; Eugene C. Cordero

ED11C-0793. Alpbach Summer School – a unique learning experience
Katharina Kern; Josep Aulinas; Debbie Clifford; David Krejci; Ricardo Topham

ED11C-0794. Alpbach Summer School 2010 – proposed missions to understand climate change
David Krejci; Josep Aulinas; Debbie Clifford; Katharina Kern; Patrick Romano; Ricardo Topham; Claudia Weitnauer


ED11D. Climate Literacy: Engaging and Evaluating Public and K-12 Audiences Around Complex and Contentious Earth Systems Science
Monday, December 5, 2011: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM; Room 302

Description: Engaging diverse audiences in the scientific realities and urgency of climate change requires new approaches. Informal science education (ISE) venues are on the front lines for educating the public on the impacts and mitigation of climate change. ISE developers are using innovative techniques and partnerships with researchers that go beyond scientific facts to create meaningful interactive visitor experiences. We welcome abstracts from multiple perspectives: climate researchers engaged in public education and ISE partnerships, informal science educators designing visitor experiences, and learning researchers studying public perceptions and understanding of climate change.

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Introduction

8:05 AM - 8:20 AM
ED11D-01. Communicating Climate Change to the Public: The Challenges and Potential Pitfalls (Invited)
Michael E. Mann

8:20 AM - 8:35 AM
ED11D-02. Communicating Urban Climate Change
Steven Snyder; Kevin Crowley; Radley Horton; Daniel Bader; Rita Hoffstadt; Michaela Labriole; Erika Shugart; MaryAnn Steiner

8:35 AM - 8:50 AM
ED11D-03. Global Climate Change and Ocean Education
William Spitzer; John Anderson

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
ED11D-04. The Worldviews Network: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Climate and Ecological Literacy in Your Community
Rachel Connolly; Ka Chun Yu; David McConville; Jessica Sickler; Lindsay S. "Irving, Lindsay"; Ned Gardiner; Healy Hamilton

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
ED11D-05. How Do We Communicate Both the Knowns and Unknowns of Climate Change?
Patrick Hamilton; Cynthia Selin; Robert Garfinkle

9:10 AM - 9:15 AM Break

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
ED11D-06. Conceptual Change regarding middle school students" experience with Global Climate Change (Invited)
Barry W. Golden; Bob Lutz

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
ED11D-07. Coastal Climate Change Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation in the Natural and Built Environments: Progress of the Coastal Areas Climate Change Education Partnership (Invited)
Allan Feldman; Benjamin Herman; Vanessa Vernaza-Hernández; Jeffrey G. Ryan; Frank E. Muller-Karger; Fernando Gilbes

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
ED11D-08. Addressing Pre-service Teachers Ideas About Global Climate Change
Robert V. Lutz; Julie L. Lambert; Robert E. Bleicher; Joan Lindgren; Alana Edwards; Brian Soden


ED13E. Climate Literacy: Barriers and Progress in Increasing Climate Literacy: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? II
Monday, December 5, 2011: 1:40 PM - 3:40 PM; Room 301

Description (Addressing Barriers to Climate Literacy - What Does the Research Tell Us?): It is imperative that we prepare tomorrow's scientists and citizens to address the societal impacts of a changing climate. The manifestations of climate change are becoming more apparent, as is the need for individuals to hold a complex interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of the Earth system. We welcome papers that focus on what education, social and cognitive research can tell us about misconceptions and incorrect mental models that hinder the understanding of the complex climate system. What are common misperceptions of climate change science? How does the public form its opinions about climate change issues? How can this knowledge be used to improve climate literacy for all learners?

Description (Evidence of Progress in Improving Climate Literacy): We now have many years of evaluation data from climate change education and outreach programs funded by federal agencies and foundations. What methods of evaluation and assessment have measured impacts and successes? Evaluation efforts within this community of projects provide a rich opportunity to share results for programs that are similar in content and message, but different in learning environments and audiences. In this session we welcome papers that address determining a baseline from which we can measure progress and the evaluation of and assessment in materials, curricula, professional development programs, and informal education programs that identify effectiveness, challenges, and insights into impact.

1:40 PM - 1:55 PM
ED13E-01. Inspiring your audience to action: insights from theory and practice
Wei Ying Wong; Jim Hekkers; Bill Mott

1:55 PM - 2:10 PM
ED13E-02. Using conceptual maps to assess students' climate change understanding and misconceptions (Invited)
Catherine Gautier

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM
ED13E-03. Using Content-Aligned Assessments to Identify Weaknesses in Students' Understanding of Fundamental Weather and Climate Ideas
Jill Wertheim; Stedman Willard

2:25 PM - 2:40 PM
ED13E-04. The Influence of Ideological Filters upon Education about Climate (Invited)
David Rutherford

2:40 PM - 2:55 PM
ED13E-05. Heating up Climate Literacy Education: Understanding Teachers' and Students' Motivational and Affective Response to Climate Change (Invited)
Gale M. Sinatra

2:55 PM - 3:10 PM
ED13E-06. Climate change "understanding" and knowledge
Lawrence Hamilton

3:10 PM - 3:25 PM
ED13E-07. Evaluating Global Climate Change Education Initiative (Invited)
Tim J. Weston

3:25 PM - 3:40 PM
ED13E-08. Strategies for Evaluating Complex Environmental Education Programs (Invited)
Valerie Williams


ED14B. Climate Literacy: Higher Education Responding to Climate Change II
Monday, December 5, 2011: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Room 301

Description: There is a growing need to prepare the scientists and citizens of tomorrow to respond to climate change. In the fields of engineering and science, as well as in businesses and communities, climate change poses complex problems that require interdisciplinary knowledge and collaboration. In this session, we welcome papers that focus on activities in higher education that prepare students to meet these challenges, including those that involve undergraduates, graduates, post-doctoral fellows, and early career programs. We are interested in innovative approaches to reach students across a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives, and that involve both STEM and non-STEM faculty.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
ED14B-01. Teaching climate change: A 16-year record of introducing undergraduates to the fundamentals of the climate system and its complexities (Invited)
Gisela Winckler; Stephanie L. Pfirman; James D. Hays; Peter Schlosser; Mingfang Ting

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
ED14B-02. Conveying the Science of Climate Change: Explaining Natural Variability
Jeffrey Chanton

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
ED14B-03. EdGCM: Research Tools for Training the Climate Change Generation
Mark A. Chandler; Linda E. Sohl; Jian Zhou; Renee Sieber

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
ED14B-04. CLIMATE CHANGE, NASA AND NEW MEDIA: ENGAGING NON-SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATES IN CLIMATE SCIENCE EDUCATION
Robyn M. Dahl; David D. Mrofka; Mary Droser

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
ED14B-05. Improving Climate Science Education by Supporting Faculty: Climate Programs from On the Cutting Edge (Invited)
Katryn Wiese; Karin B. Kirk; Cathryn A. Manduca; Lucinda J. Shellito; Ester Sztein; Monica Z. Bruckner

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
ED14B-06. Creating a Learning Community for Solutions to Climate Change (Invited)
Arnold J. Bloom; Barry A. Benedict; David E. Blockstein; David M. Hassenzahl; Anne-Barrie Hunter; Andrew D. Jorgensen; Stephanie L. Pfirman

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
ED14B-07. Climate Change Education: Student Media Production to Educate and Engage
Juliette N. Rooney-Varga; Angelica A. Brisk; Tamara S. Ledley; Mitchell Shuldman

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
ED14B-08. Responding to Climate Change Interactive Course
Stephanie L. Pfirman; Juerg M. Matter; Patrick Callahan; Peter Schlosser


Tuesday, December 6, 2011


ED21A. Climate Literacy: Engaging and Evaluating Public and K-12 Audiences Around Complex and Contentious Earth Systems Science Posters
Tuesday, December 6, 2011: 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM; Halls A-C

Description: Engaging diverse audiences in the scientific realities and urgency of climate change requires new approaches. Informal science education (ISE) venues are on the front lines for educating the public on the impacts and mitigation of climate change. ISE developers are using innovative techniques and partnerships with researchers that go beyond scientific facts to create meaningful interactive visitor experiences. We welcome abstracts from multiple perspectives: climate researchers engaged in public education and ISE partnerships, informal science educators designing visitor experiences, and learning researchers studying public perceptions and understanding of climate change.

ED21A-0557. Scientists and Science Museums: Forging New Collaborations to Interpret the Environment and Engage Public Audiences in Climate Change
Mary K. Miller; Dennis Bartels; Susan Schwartzenberg; Mark S. Andrews

ED21A-0558. ClimateInterpreter.org: an online sharing platform with best practices and resources on effective climate change communication, climate change exhibits, and sustainability efforts at aquariums, zoos, and science museums.
Mary K. Miller; Scott MacKenzie

ED21A-0559. From Science to Action: Teaching and Talking about Climate Change in a Museum Exhibition
Heather Barnes

ED21A-0561. Wisconsin Partnerships to Educate and Engage Public Audiences on Climate Change Topics
Margaret E. Mooney; Steve Ackerman; Patrick Rowley; Kathe Crowley Conn

ED21A-0562. Innovative Interactive Visitor Experiences Focused on Climate Change
Ellen E. Lettvin

ED21A-0563. Developing tools and strategies for communicating climate change.
David Bader; Emily M. Yam; Lori Perkins

ED21A-0564. Climate Literacy: Springboard to Action
Barbara Long; David Bader

ED21A-0565. Teaching Earth System Science Using Climate Educational Modules Based on NASA and NOAA Resources
Pedro C. Ramirez; Steve LaDochy; William C. Patzert; Josh K. Willis

ED21A-0566. Inspiring Climate Education Excellence(ICEE): Developing Elearning professional development modules - secondary science teachers
Emily Kellagher; Susan M. Buhr; Susan E. Lynds; Mark S. McCaffrey

ED21A-0567. Incorporating global climate change exercises into historical geology courses
Catherine M. Cooper; Kathryn Baldwin

ED21A-0568. The Effectiveness of a Geospatial Technologies-Integrated Curriculum to Promote Climate Literacy
David J. Anastasio; Alec M. Bodzin; Tamara Peffer; Dork L. Sahagian; Lori Cirucci

ED21A-0569. USING AUTHENTIC OCEANOGRAPHIC, CLIMATIC, AND POLAR DATA WITH STUDENTS: IMPROVING STUDENT UNDERSTANDING OF ENVIRONMENTAL PHENOMENA.
Mark Mckay; Marc Albrecht

ED21A-0570. Developing Curriculum to Help Students Explore the Geosciences' Cultural Relevance
Grant Miller; Justin T. Schoof; Matthew D. Therrell


ED21B. Climate Literacy: Integrating Research and Education, Science and Solutions, and the Role of Belief, Trust, and Values I Posters
Tuesday, December 6, 2011: 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM; Halls A-C

Description (Integrating Research and Education, Science & Solutions): Scientific information alone is not sufficient to motivate climate change adaptation and mitigation behaviors. Emerging effective practices demonstrate that infusing scientific content with relevant context, values, and solutions can be effective in helping connect society with the complexities and consequences of climate change. What strategies allow scientists, educators and learners to collaborate in order to explore climate change responses? How can studying renewable energy and conservation complement climate science literacy efforts? What models and exemplars demonstrate the integration of climate research and education for diverse learners and learning environments in order to foster civic science literacy?

Description (The Role of Belief, Trust and Values in Climate Change Science Education Efforts): We propose a session focused on the role of beliefs, trust and values in climate change science education that include strategies for showing the public that scientists share their values, as well as approaches that effectively show that climate science is not threatening to core values. There is ample evidence that scare tactics and negative messages only serve to reinforce that the public must choose between climate science and jobs/economy/religion. We must craft positive arguments and educational materials to reflect that climate science is compatible with core beliefs, and negate efforts of climate science deniers who use effectively use values to sway the public from the consensus view.

ED21B-0571. Online Discovery and Mapping of Great Lakes Climate Change Education and Scientific Research Activities: Building an Online Collaborative Learning Community of Scientists and Educators
Peter Tuddenham; Kristina Bishop; Howard Walters; Scott Carley

ED21B-0572. Teachers Learning to Research Climate: Development of hybrid teacher professional development to support climate inquiry and research in the classroom
Michael R. Odell; Donna J. Charlevoix; Teresa Kennedy

ED21B-0573. Teaching About The Nexus of Energy, Water and Climate Through Traditional Games
Michelle K. Hall; Michael A. Mayhew; Alexis Kaminsky

ED21B-0574. The Worldviews Network: Transformative Global Change Education in Immersive Environments
Healy Hamilton; Ka C. Yu; Ned Gardiner; David McConville; Rachel Connolly; Lindsay S. "Irving, Lindsay"

ED21B-0575. Discover Earth: an earth system science program for libraries and their communities
Paul Dusenbery

ED21B-0576. Environmental literacy framework with a focus on climate change (ELF): a framework and resources for teaching climate change
Louise T. Huffman; Jean Pennycook

ED21B-0577. How much should we know about energy to better implement climate change education?
Nilmini Silva-Send; Scott Anders

ED21B-0578. Identifying Effective Strategies for Climate Change Education: The Coastal Areas Climate Change Education (CACCE) Partnership Audiences and Activities
Jeffrey G. Ryan; Allan Feldman; Frank E. Muller-Karger; Fernando Gilbes; Debbi Stone; Larry Plank; C. J. Reynolds

ED21B-0579. THE I-CLEEN PROJECT (Inquiring on CLimate & ENergy). RESEARCH MEETS EDUCATION IN AN INQUIRY-BASED APPROACH TO EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE IN ITALIAN CLASSROOMS
matteo cattadori

ED21B-0580. Education, energy, toilets, and Earth: The Operators' Manual
Richard B. Alley; Geoffrey Haines-stiles; Erna Akuginow

ED21B-0581. Educational Strategies for Using Inexpensive Sensor Systems to Promote Scientific Reasoning and Conceptual Understanding
Rynda C. Hudman; Virginia E. Teige; Colette Patt; Catherine Newman; David Culler; Ronald C. Cohen

ED21B-0582. Making the climate part of the human world
Simon D. Donner

ED21B-0583. The Matrix: Facilitating collaboration, sharing effective practice, and assessing the portfolio diversity across 120 federally funded climate change education projects.
Carrie McDougall; Carolyn E. Wilson; Ann M. Martin; Lindsay Knippenberg

ED21B-0584. Creating a Partnering Community Aimed to Foster Climate Literacy in the Southeastern United States
David Rutherford; Karen S. McNeal; Rebecca Smith; Dwight Hare; Udaysankar S. Nair

ED21B-0585. Connecting Knowledge, Belief, Values and Action: Informing Climate Literacy by Using Autobiographies to Articulate Environmental Worldviews
Marcia A. Owens

ED21B-0586. Tipping Points and Balancing Acts: Grand Challenges and Synergistic Opportunities of Integrating Research and Education, Science and Solutions
Mark S. McCaffrey; Julienne C. Stroeve

ED21B-0587. Addressing student beliefs about climate change while teaching climate science content
Becca Hatheway; Sarah Bruemmer


ED21C. Climate Literacy: Precollege Activities That Support Climate Science Careers and Climate Conscious Citizens I Posters
Tuesday, December 6, 2011: 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM; Halls A-C

Description: As the manifestations of climate change become more apparent it is vital that we prepare tomorrow's scientists and citizens to address the resulting societal issues. In this session we welcome papers that focus on pre-college audiences (students & teachers) including materials, activities, curriculum, capstone projects, service learning and professional development programs. Papers that address diverse communities, teaching about emotionally charged issues, exploring how climate change is integrated into science education frameworks and standards, engaging students in pursuing science careers, and engaging students in becoming climate literate citizens are particularly encouraged.

ED21C-0588. Climate Literacy for Kids: Finding Medium, Message, and Stance
Diane K. Fisher; Nancy Leon; Randall Jackson; Michael P. Greene

ED21C-0589. K-4 Keepers Collection: A Service Learning Teacher Professional Development Program
Theresa G. Schwerin; Lynn Blaney; Robert J. MYERS

ED21C-0590. 21st Century Learning Skills Embedded in Climate Literacy Teacher Professional Development
Robert J. MYERS; Theresa G. Schwerin; Lynn Blaney

ED21C-0591. Investigating Climate Change Issues With Web-Based Geospatial Inquiry Activities
Christopher Dempsey; Alec M. Bodzin; Dork L. Sahagian; David J. Anastasio; Tamara Peffer; Lori Cirucci

ED21C-0592. Ocean Sciences Sequence for Grades 6–8: Climate Change Curriculum Developed Through a Collaboration Between Scientists and Educators
Emily Weiss; Jennifer Skene; Lynn Tran

ED21C-0593. Climate change in the classroom: Reaching out to middle school students through science and math suitcase lessons
Andrea C. Jacobo; Ryan Collay; Robert N. Harris; Lynette de Silva

ED21C-0594. Rapidly Deglaciating and Uplifting Landscapes in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve GBNPP Provide Alaskan High School Students with Summer Field Research Experiences in Paleoclimate Disciplines and Exposure to Active Researchers in Synergistic Sciences.
Cathy L. Connor; Michael Hekkers; Steven Schaller; Rebecca Parks

ED21C-0595. Confronting the Challenges of Climate Literacy at the High School Level
Nick Haddad; Tamara S. Ledley; Erin Bardar; Candace Dunlap; Betsy Youngman; Karen S. McNeal; Julie Libarkin

ED21C-0596. Two Contrasting Approaches to Building High School Teacher Capacity to Teach About Local Climate Change Using Powerful Geospatial Data and Visualization Technology
Daniel R. Zalles

ED21C-0597. Climate Change Connections: Student Awareness of the Whole Atmosphere
Philip J. Erickson; Vincent J. Ciarametaro; Vincent J. Ciarametaro; Larisa P. Goncharenko; Shunrong Zhang

ED21C-0598. USING DATA-RICH INSTRUCTION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION: ROAD BLOCKS AND PATHWAYS
Matthew Nyman; Amy L. Ellwein; Mary Jo Daniel; Selena Connealy

ED21C-0599. Integrating Scientific Content with Context to Connect Educators with the Complexities and Consequences of Climate Change
Russanne Low; David C. Gosselin; Robert J. Oglesby; Cindy Larson-Miller; Julie Thomas; Rachindra Mawalagedara

ED21C-0600. CAN-DOO: The Climate Action Network through Direct Observations and Outreach
Brett Taubman; James P. Sherman; Lester B. Perry; John Markham; Ginger Kelly


PA22A. Climate Change Science for Communities and Institutions II
Tuesday, December 6, 2011: 10:20 AM - 12:20 PM; Room 302


ED23D. Climate Literacy: Integrating Research and Education, Science and Solutions, and the Role of Belief, Trust, and Values II
Tuesday, December 6, 2011: 1:40 PM - 3:40 PM; Room 301

Description (Integrating Research and Education, Science & Solutions): Scientific information alone is not sufficient to motivate climate change adaptation and mitigation behaviors. Emerging effective practices demonstrate that infusing scientific content with relevant context, values, and solutions can be effective in helping connect society with the complexities and consequences of climate change. What strategies allow scientists, educators and learners to collaborate in order to explore climate change responses? How can studying renewable energy and conservation complement climate science literacy efforts? What models and exemplars demonstrate the integration of climate research and education for diverse learners and learning environments in order to foster civic science literacy?

Description (The Role of Belief, Trust and Values in Climate Change Science Education Efforts): We propose a session focused on the role of beliefs, trust and values in climate change science education that include strategies for showing the public that scientists share their values, as well as approaches that effectively show that climate science is not threatening to core values. There is ample evidence that scare tactics and negative messages only serve to reinforce that the public must choose between climate science and jobs/economy/religion. We must craft positive arguments and educational materials to reflect that climate science is compatible with core beliefs, and negate efforts of climate science deniers who use effectively use values to sway the public from the consensus view.

1:40 PM - 1:55 PM ED23D-01. The Role of Belief, Trust and Values in Climate Change Science Education Efforts
Steven W. Anderson; Becca Hatheway

1:55 PM - 2:10 PM ED23D-02. Framing Climate Change to Account for Values (Invited)
Susan J. Hassol

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM ED23D-03. "EARTH: The Operators" Manual" - a hybrid model (TV+online+in-person) to effectively communicate climate change science alongside sustainable energy solutions (Invited)
Geoffrey Haines-stiles; Richard B. Alley; Erna Akuginow

2:25 PM - 2:40 PM ED23D-04. Does Climate Attribution Matter? (Invited)
Kristen Averyt; Tamara Wall

2:40 PM - 2:55 PM ED23D-05. Climate Research by K-12 Students: Can They Do It? Will Anybody Care? (Invited)
David R. Brooks

2:55 PM - 3:10 PM ED23D-06. Fostering Civic Science Literacy with NASA's Global Climate Change Website
Laura F. Tenenbaum; Randal Jackson; W. M. Greene

3:10 PM - 3:25 PM ED23D-07. Energy Literacy: A Natural and Essential Part of a Solutions-Based Approach to Climate Literacy (Invited)
Matthew M. Inman

3:25 PM - 3:40 PM ED23D-08. Climate Literacy and Adaptation Solutions for Society
Linda E. Sohl; Mark A. Chandler


ED24A. Climate Literacy: Precollege Activities That Support Climate Science Careers and Climate Conscious Citizens II
Tuesday, December 6, 2011: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Room 301

Description: As the manifestations of climate change become more apparent it is vital that we prepare tomorrow's scientists and citizens to address the resulting societal issues. In this session we welcome papers that focus on pre-college audiences (students & teachers) including materials, activities, curriculum, capstone projects, service learning and professional development programs. Papers that address diverse communities, teaching about emotionally charged issues, exploring how climate change is integrated into science education frameworks and standards, engaging students in pursuing science careers, and engaging students in becoming climate literate citizens are particularly encouraged.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
ED24A-01. Climate Change Education Today in K-12: What's Happening in the Earth and Space Science Classroom? (Invited)
Margaret A. Holzer

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
ED24A-02. Interagency Collaboration in Support of Climate Change Education (Invited)
Sarah E. Schoedinger; Lin H. Chambers; Jill L. Karsten; Carrie McDougall; Dave Campbell

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
ED24A-03. Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) - Supporting the Scientists and Citizens of Tomorrow
Tamara S. Ledley; Mark S. McCaffrey; Anne U. Gold; Susan M. Buhr; Cathryn A. Manduca; Sean Fox; Karin B. Kirk; Marian Grogan; Frank Niepold; Susan E. Lynds; Cynthia Howell

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
ED24A-04. The use of social media to improve climate literacy: the Green Ninja project
Eugene C. Cordero; David Chai; Barnaby Dallas; Babak Sarrafan

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
ED24A-05. The Power of Edutainment: Alliance for Climate Education's Assembly Presentation: Impact on Student Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior
Matthew D. Lappe

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
ED24A-06. A systems-based approach to transform climate education in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific islands (USAPI)
Art Sussman; Charles H. Fletcher; Julian P. Sachs

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
ED24A-07. Conceptualizing In-service Secondary School Science Teachers' Knowledge Base for Climate Change Content
Karen M. Campbell; Gillian Roehrig; Diana M. Dalbotten; Devarati Bhattacharya; Younkyeong Nam; Keisha Varma; Jeremy Wang

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Panel Discussion - Pre-college Climate Change Education Activities


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


ED31C. Scientist and Expert Participation in Education and Public Outreach I
Wednesday, December 7, 2011: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM; Room 301

ED34B. Successes and Lessons Learned From Master Teacher Volunteer Projects and Early Career Scientists Activities II
Wednesday, December 7, 2011: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Room 302


Thursday, December 8, 2011


ED43C. Engaging Societal Sectors in Environment: Mobile Apps for Environmental Monitoring and Education: Using Social Media, Demos, Tours, and Other Student Efforts in Geoscience Education and Outreach II
Thursday, December 8, 2011: 1:40 PM - 3:40 PM; Room 302


Friday, December 9, 2011


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