INTEGRATE: AN NSF STEP CENTER ADDRESSING CLIMATE LITERACY AND SUSTAINABLITY
Three workshops offered this year by InTeGrate and its partner, On the Cutting Edge, addressed geoscience and sustainability, including climate and energy literacy. Outcomes included a wide variety of examples of activities currently in use to develop climate literacy, as well as strategies for linking local observations with global issues, for teaching systems thinking, and for integrating geoscience in interdisciplinary courses and programs. To support widespread integration of geoscience and sustainability concepts, these workshops initiated online collections describing current teaching activities, courses, and programs. InTeGrate will continue to build these collections in collaboration with On the Cutting Edge and Building Strong Geoscience Departments, and through open contributions by individual faculty and programs. Full information about the workshops and their outcomes is available: http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/index.html Workshops in the coming year will address Geoscience and Engineering, Environmental Justice, Teaching Oceanography (part of On the Cutting Edge program) and Developing the 21st Century Geoscience Workforce.