CLEAN Network Teleconferences

Each Tuesday at 1:00pm Eastern Time (12pm Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific) CLEAN Network members meet on a teleconference call to update each other about their climate literacy projects, upcoming events, and funding opportunities and share information about best practices, key teaching/learning resources, and the development of collaborative activities. Often these teleconferences include special presentations by members and guests.
To participate in these teleconferences, you need to be a member of the CLEAN Network. To join the Network, sign up here Join CLEAN Network.

Members receive an email alert from the CLEAN Network listserv with information about each week's teleconference.

Upcoming 2022 Teleconference

May 24th: Informal Discussion

May 31st: AAAS Climate Stories: Getting CLEAN Input on Next Steps for "How We Respond"


Abstract: The AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology published the first set of How We Respond stories and a plain-language report in 2019. The 18 stories and 8 short films showcased different communities taking action on climate change, using science. In 2021, AAAS released another six stories, including one short film. AAAS has shared the project in a variety of ways, such as Facebook Lives chats with participants from the communities, and posters and discussion sessions at meetings and conferences. AAAS also has been holding climate conversations workshops, developed a conversation guide for scientists interested in engaging with their own communities (a worksheet version and a longer one), and collaborated with the University of Washington's Institute for Science + Math Education to create a teaching tool using How We Respond content and examples. Most recently, several of the HWR films have been shown at film festivals around the world. AAAS would appreciate input from the CLEAN Network on who else might be interested in this project, in particular in sharing or using the films and discussion guide, and any other ideas for ways to collaborate in promoting climate conversations and action. 


Rese (Emily Therese) Cloyd is the director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, which encourages and facilitates dialogue between scientists and the public. Emily oversees all Center programming. Prior to joining AAAS in 2016, Emily led engagement and outreach for the U.S. Global Change Research Program, served as a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and studied the use of ecological models in Great Lakes management. She holds a Master's in Conservation Biology (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry) and a Bachelor's in Plant Biology (University of Michigan). Emily is always up for a paddle on the Potomac or Anacostia Rivers, especially if it is in a dragon boat. Follow her on Twitter @EngageClimate. 

Elana Kimbrell is project director with the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. She directs the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science, manages the AAAS Communicating Science Seminar, and co-leads AAAS climate communication work including the "How We Respond" project. Elana previously worked on strategic communication and public involvement for environmental and energy projects, and has a Master's in International Environmental Policy (Boston University) and a Bachelor's in International Relations (Mount Holyoke College). She enjoys running, hiking, yoga, and being outside as much as possible. Follow her on Twitter @ElanaKimbrell.

Presentation: AAAS How We Respond Climate Stories (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 21.4MB May24 22)

June 7th: Informal Discussion

June 14th: Climate Health Policy Fellowship

Recent Teleconferences

May 17th: Climate Feedback Loops Videos

May 10th: Informal Discussion

May 3rd: Informal Discussion

April 26th: Informal Discussion

April 19th: Presidio's K12 Free Climate Education Courses

April 12th: Informal Discussion (AGU Planning)

April 5th: Eugene Cordero and the role of climate change education on individual lifetime carbon emissions

March 29th: Informal Discussion

March 22nd: The Climascope Project

March 15th: Informal Discussion

March 8th: Teacher Programming at NCSE

March 1st: Informal Discussion

February 22nd: Climate Education through YouTube with Ankur Shah

February 15th: Informal Discussion

February 8th: Strategic Planning with Green Actioneers

February 1st: Informal Discussion

January 25th: "How to Make Your Climate Lesson Interdisciplinary" with SubjectToClimate

January 18th: Informal Discussion

January 11th: Climate Change & Mental Health Webpage

January 4th: Informal Discussion

December 28th: No Call

December 21st: No Call

December 14th: Climate Hub Organizational Strategies

December 7th: Informal Discussion

November 30th: How the Formal K-12 System is Evolving to Support Climate Change Work in CA

November 23rd: No Call (Week of Thanksgiving)

November 16th: Informal Discussion

November 9th: Webcast live from COP26 & connecting with Climate Generation COP26 delegates 

November 2nd: Informal Discussion focused on COP26 

October 26th: Informal Discussion- COP26 focus

October 19th: Informal Discussion

October 12th: COP26 Preview Call and Discussion

October 5th: Informal Discussion (Effective funding strategies)

September 28th: Ruthie Gold: Climate Change in the Classroom: Useful tools for educators and (and the rest of us)

September 21st: Informal Discussion- Coping mechanisms for climate educators

September 14th: Bill Finnegan and Josh Ettinger introduce a new campaign they started to help encourage conversations about climate change

September 7th: Informal Discussion focused on how to present on climate change in informal education settings

August 31st: Lauren Frank and Paul Falzone: Entertainment-Education Behind the Scenes: Insights for Educators

August 24th: Informal Discussion focused on newest IPCC report

August 17th: Deb Morrison: Climate Learning for Empowerment, Action, and Resilience

Summer 2021: Weekly informal conversations

May 25th: Patrick Chandler: The Art and Science Partnership Guidelines

May 18th: Informal Discussion

May 11th: Michael Hoffmann: Using the Food We Love and Need to Tell the Climate Change Story

May 4th: Informal Discussion

April 27th: Bosiljka Glumac: Climate in Arts & History: Promoting Climate Literacy Across Disciplines

April 20th: Informal Discussion

April 13th: Eban Goodstein: Worldwide Teach-in Climate / Justice 3.30.22: Next Step for Coordinated Climate Education

April 6th: Erin Twamley and Joshua Sneideman: Energy Superheroes- Who are they?

March 30th: CLEAN Network Visioning

March 23rd: CLEAN Community Discussion: Coordinating conference session proposals for the American Geophysical Union Conference and the American Meteorological Society Conference

March 16th: Dana Haine: Exploring the evolving electric grid as a strategy to promote energy literacy among educators and prepare students for careers in a low-carbon economy

March 9th: Eliza Jane Reilly and Sonya Doucette: The Science Education for New Civic Engagements Approach

March 2nd: Deb Morrison and Don Hass lead a community discussion on diversity

February 23rd: Informal Discussion

February 16th: Informal Discussion

February 9th: Informal Discussion

February 2nd: Informal Discussion

January 26th: Ginger Wireman: Public participation in climate action

January 19th: Frank Granshaw: Climate Toolkit - An update and invitation to participate

January 12th: Frank Niepold (facilitator): Action for Climate Empowerment framework completion and next steps

January 5: Informal Discussion


Past Teleconferences