CIRES Education and Outreach Group
University of Colorado at Boulder
Anne Gold is Associate Scientist and geoeducation specialist with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)’s Education and Outreach group. She has conducted climate science research for 6 years and taught many college-level classes, including field-camps and advised M.S. students. She is serving as a lead on a summer research project for community college students in Colorado, on curriculum development projects and on a research project about the importance of spatial thinking in Geoscience education. She is the PI of an ITEST project in which students develop short videos about how climate change affects their communities and lives. She previously developed the CLEAN peer-review process for educational resources. She conducts program evaluation and educational research around climate topics. Her projects translate research into educational resources.
Website Content Contributions
Arctic Climate Curriculum, Activity 3: Exploring Arctic Climate Data part of Climate Change:Activities
Students dig into authentic Arctic climate data to unravel some causes and effects related to the seasonal melting of the snowpack. In particular, students learn about albedo and its relationship to snowmelt. This ...
Arctic Climate Curriculum, Activity 1: Exploring the Arctic part of Climate Change:Activities
This activity introduces students to the Arctic, including different definitions of the Arctic and exploration of the Arctic environment and Arctic people. Students set out on a virtual exploration of the geography ...
Conference Presentations (9)
Evaluating the Climate.gov Web Portal—A Key Resource for Climate Information part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Government web portals are important trusted sources for science educators to retrieve content and data for instruction. Climate.gov is one such web portal, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
Other Contributions (5)
Climate Literacy and Awareness Network (CLEAN) part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
CLEAN provides a peer-reviewed online collection of educational resources around climate and energy topics. CLEAN further offers background information and support on teaching about climate and energy topics and hosts a vibrant community with over 650 members that are all focused on climate literacy and include scientists, educators, policy makers, curriculum developers etc.
Southwest Section, Geoscience Education Research Division