Anne Gold

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.

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Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Differences in Spatial Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Geology Students and the Effect of Weekly Spatial Skill Trainings part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Spatial reasoning is a key skill for student success in STEM disciplines in general and for students in geosciences in particular. However, spatial reasoning is neither explicitly trained, nor evenly distributed, ...

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
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 ...

EarthLabs: A Resource for Earth System Education part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Reducing the effects of human activity on the environment, including climate, and coping with natural events such as hurricanes, landslides, and droughts all call for greater public understanding of how the Earth ...

Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Earth Science Education: Who Did We Teach and What Did We Learn? part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Over the last decade, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have rapidly gained traction as a way to provide virtually anyone with an internet connection free access to a broad variety of high-quality college-level ...

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
It is important that we prepare tomorrow's scientists, decision makers, and communities to address the societal impacts of a changing climate. In order to respond to, manage, and adapt to those changes, ...

Using Galvanic Skin Sensors to Measure Engagement and Learning Outcomes During Teacher Workshops and Undergraduate Classes about Climate Science part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Climate science is a complex topic that requires system-level thinking and the application of general science concepts. Identifying techniques to improve climate literacy and learning gains is an emerging research ...

Building Pathways to STEM Careers in Geoscience and Environmental Science through the Colorado Community Colleges part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
Colorado's adult population ranks second in the nation for college degrees and ninth for income levels, yet Colorado's educational achievement gap for low-income, first generation, and minority students ...

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
It is important that we prepare tomorrow's scientists, decision makers and citizens to address the societal impacts of a changing climate. In order to respond, manage, and adapt to those change citizens of all ...

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.

Research on Students' Conceptual Understanding of Environmental, Oceanic, Atmospheric, and Climate Science Content part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Conceptual Understanding - Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate
Download a pdf of this chapterCinzia Cervato, Iowa State University; Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO; Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder; and Hari Kandel, Lake Superior State University Introduction At the ...

Undergraduate Research in Geoscience at University of Colorado at Boulder part of SAGE 2YC:Engage 2YC Students in Research:Profiles
Information for this profile was provided by Anne Gold, CIRES Education and Outreach Group. Departmental/Institutional Context The University of Colorado in Boulder is an R1 research university, granting ...

Geoscience Education Research part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Poster Sessions
Related Monday Oral Session with discussion @ 4:00pm Related Tuesday Oral Session with discussion @ 4:00pm

Geoscience Education Research I part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Oral Sessions
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