CLN > Climate Change Education Projects > Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E - Learning (CAMEL)

Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E - Learning (CAMEL)

Principal Investigators:
Project Website:
National Science Foundation Grant 0950396

Project Description


  • David Hassenzahl, University of Nevada, Las Vegas/NCSE
  • Barry Benedict ,University of Texas, El Paso
  • Arnold Bloom, University of California, Davis
  • David Blockstein, NCSE/CEDD
  • Stephanie Pfirman, Barnard College
  • Andy Jorgensen, University of Toledo / NCSE
  • Jean MacGregor, The Evergreen State College
  • Peter Saundry, NCSE
  • Ginny Brown, NCSE
  • Evaluation: Anne-Barrie Hunter, University of Colorado, Boulder


Pioneer new cyberinfrastructure that will support and promote the creation of best available scientific information for climate change education and build a community of researchers, educators, and students forwarding the knowledge of climate change causes, consequences, and solutions.

  • Develop and vet shared materials, ensuring that they follow the highest educational practices;
  • Evaluate the determinants of successful cyber media community-building;
  • Assist undergraduate faculty as they create, improve, test, and share resources to identify climate change issues, and formulate solutions.

More than 130 educators expressed interest in assisting with CAMEL


  • Created prototype framework and website
  • Developed a survey to identify community and faculty development needs and opportunities
  • Identified cyberinfrastructure (Encyclopedia of Earth –
  • Presented at CEDD summer 2009 and winter 2010 meetings, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences


2010: Orient "pilot participant group" to CAMEL and solicit their participation and recommendations.

  • May - Introduce CAMEL via webinars
  • July - Workshops (AESS and CEDD)
  • Introduce CAMEL at national meetings

2011 – 2012:Expand CAMEL user-base

  • Launch CAMEL website (January 2011)
  • Broaden the CAMEL community

Contact Information:
Brown: | 202.207.0020