CLEAN Teleconference Call June 12, 2018

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Carolyn Keen, Margie Turrin and Laurel Zaima: Kahoot Games for Climate Education

Abstract: Anticipating the release of NOAA's National Climate Assessment 2018, the PoLAR team at Columbia University and NOAA are developing 10 sets of questions primarily driven by the key messages of the 2014 Climate Assessment for play on the Kahoot platform. Kahoot is a game-based learning platform used in both informal and formal learning environments, widespread as educational technology in schools and other educational institutions. Its learning games, "kahoots," are multiple-choice quizzes that allow user-generated content, and can be accessed via web browser and smart devices. The full set of questions we are developing will be featured on the Kahoot home page for six weeks at the beginning of the 2018 fall school semester, with plans to update them once the new NCA is available.


Margie Turrin is a Senior Staff Associate and Education Coordinator at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory where for over 20 years she has developed and delivered science education for formal and informal educators, and conducted research linking science and education. She has a BS is in ecology and an MS on ecological management and is committed to field-based research and teaching. She has worked extensively on both the Hudson River and marine systems, and spent time in the field in both Greenland and Antarctica on climate research projects, linking these regions into climate education. She co-authored the book Earth Science Puzzles: Making Meaning from Data, and co-developed an educational app on the science of sea-level change called Polar Explorer: Sea Level.
Laurel Zaima was born and raised in Michigan, and moved to Florida to attend the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. Laurel graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in marine science and biology with a minor in chemistry. Upon graduation, she worked in environmental and marine education as a Naturalist for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, a Marine Science Educator for the Marine Science Eco Experience, an Educator for F.I.N.S. (Females in Natural Science), and the Education Coordinator at Reef Relief. As Reef Relief's Education Coordinator, Laurel led and administered the Discover Coral Reefs School Program to schools throughout the entire Florida Keys Monroe County School District, and she designed and implemented the Coral Camp for Kids Program. In April 2018, Laurel started as the Education Program Assistant at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

Carolyn Keen is Assistant Director of the Columbia Climate Center and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia's Earth Institute, where she is responsible for administration, proposal development, educational programs, and special projects. She previously worked for 18 years at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where her responsibilities included education & outreach for the ocean and Earth sciences. She holds a degree in Literature from UC Santa Cruz. She is currently enrolled in a Master's program in Animal Studies at New York University.

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