Dr. Darnell Johnson served as Elizabeth City State University's representative at the 2012 Tri-Agency Climate Change Education PI Meeting held in Arlington, Virginia April 17 – 20, 2012. Conference attendees included individuals representing projects currently funded by the NSF Climate Change Education (CCE) and Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) programs; the NASA Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) and NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) programs; and, relevant projects funded by NOAA's Environmental Literacy Grants program. In addition, representatives of Federal agencies involved with the US Global Change Research Program and representatives from relevant professional societies participated.
Climate Change Education
Climate Change Education is a Presidential priority initiative within the current administration. In the past three years, NSF, NASA, and NOAA have dramatically increased their investments in projects that focus on increasing public understanding of climate science and improving the quality and effectiveness of climate change education in formal and informal learning environments.
To minimize duplication of effort, foster synergy among the different projects, leverage existing resources, and facilitate communication between the growing community of scientists and educators engaged in climate change education, the three agencies agreed to convene joint annual CCE PI meetings.
Pictured below are Dr. Johnson (ECSU), Dr. Mary Martin, and Dr. Steve Hale (UNH).