The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
UMC Aspen Rooms
Anne Gold, The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Unlike many problems of the past climate change is impacting and will impact a broad cross section of society. In order to respond, manage, and adapt to those change citizens of all ages need accurate, up to date information, knowledge of the sciences, and analytical skills to make responsible decisions and long-term plans regarding these challenging topics. The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN, http://cleanet.org) is providing 1) teaching resources for educators through the CLEAN Collection and pedagogical support for teaching climate and energy science, and 2) facilitating a professionally diverse community of climate and energy literacy stakeholders, called the CLEAN Network, to share and leverage their efforts to extent their reach and effectiveness.
This poster will provide an overview of the CLEAN web portal. We will showcase the CLEAN Collection, which is comprised of 620+ resources (activities, videos, visualizations, and short demonstrations and experiments) that were reviewed for scientific accuracy, pedagogical effectiveness, and technical quality; and the Teaching Climate and Energy Pedagogical Support Pages that outline common misconceptions and challenges as well as tips for teaching climate and energy topics. We will also include a brief summary of the members and activities of the professionally diverse community of climate and energy literacy stakeholders – the CLEAN Network.