Developing a K-12 Education hub for climate science research in Hawai’i and the Affiliated Pacific Islands
How can we bring world-class climate research conducted in the Pacific into our classrooms and homes? At the 2021 STEMS² Symposium, we invited the audience to share their insights on teaching climate change and brainstormed ideas on how to inspire students to cultivate their curiosity for science. We sought to gather perspectives and experiences from participants so we could improve accessibility and knowledge of climate science across the Pacific. Since then, the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI CASC) education team has dedicated their efforts to creating the PI CASC Education Hub, a platform that offers an abundance of resources on climate. The PI CASC Education Hub provides place-based lesson plans, interactive data and tools, and supplementary resources to support students, teachers, and researchers in deepening and expanding their climate science expertise. Join us in our poster session where we will share our journey of creating the Hub and provide a comprehensive overview of the resources and benefits that PI CASC offers to students, educators, and researchers. We aim to empower educators to tackle the difficult topic of climate change in and out of their classroom and are committed to supporting their efforts through this growing resource and community.
STEMS² Pillars: Aʻo
June 28th, 2023, 9:50am–10:50am HST
Location: Posters & Partners (Gather.Town)
Attend Online: Session Link
The Attend Online: Session Link will take you to Gather.Town. Walk your avatar to the Posters & Partners Room. The password will be sent to all registered participants, register here. For additional technical guidance, see the Participation Guide.
Cherryle HeuU.S. Geological Survey
Emily SesnoPacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PICASC)