THE CLIMATE LITERACY AND ENERGY AWARENESS NETWORK (CLEAN): LEVERAGING REVIEWED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND A DIVERSE COMMUNITY TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE LITERACY GOALS
The CLEAN Portal (http://cleanet.org) has two components. The first includes the CLEAN resources made up of the rigorously-reviewed CLEAN Collection (http://cleanet.org/clean/educational_resources) of educational resources and related pedagogical support pages. The second, the CLEAN community, is made up of the CLEAN Network, educators, resource developers, and CLEAN Partners.
The CLEAN Collection has over 580+ resources for teaching climate and energy science in grades 6-16. The collection has classroom activities, lab demonstrations, visualizations, simulations, videos, and more. Each resource is rigouously reviewed for scientific accuracy, pedagogical effectiveness, and technical quality.
The CLEAN Network, a professionally diverse group of over 400 climate and energy literacy stakeholders, enables continuous communication among members through weekly teleconferences, an active email list and other coordinated activities to share resources, expertise, and ideas. CLEAN Community sectors that are addressed directly in the CLEAN Portal are educators and resources developers. CLEAN Partners are organizations through which the reach of CLEAN is extended such as the syndication of the collection to NOAA’s Climate.gov portal.
This presentation will give an overview of the CLEAN Portal focusing on the breath and functionality of the CLEAN Collection, and the results of a survey of the CLEAN Network members that which demonstrates its professional diversity and its importance in helping the members collectively move their climate literacy efforts forward.