2013 Climate Change Education Principal Investigators Meeting
  October 7, 2013 Arlington, Virginia
NMFSThe 2013 Climate Change Education Principal Investigators Meeting, sponsored by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMFS), was held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia on October 7-9, 2013. Under the NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) program, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) has joined with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in developing the program: “Engaging Minority University STEM Education Professors in the Science of Climate Change”. This program is designed to empower faculty of education programs at Minority Serving Institutions to better engage their pre-service teachers in teaching and learning about global climate change through the use of NASA Earth observation sets.

Dr. Darnell Johnson of ECSU and Dr. Steven Hale of UNH serve as Project Coordinators for this NASA NICE project. Three members from the second year cohort of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) presented a poster on the 2013 summer workshop. These members were Kaiem Frink, Mathematics-Virginia Union, Sheryl Bradford, Biology and Ervin Howard, Educational Technology-ECSU. 

NOAAThe Climate Change Education Principal Investigators Meeting served as a working meeting of principal investigators and other key personnel of climate change education projects currently or recently funded by NASA, NOAA, and NSF. The purpose of this jointly held meeting was to facilitate synergy and collaboration among project partners as well as with other external networks to expand their projects' impacts and leverage results. This was the third such meeting and it focused on providing grant recipients with information on current climate change science findings, how communities are responding to those findings, and how projects can be scaled up and sustained. Additionally, the scientists, educators, and evaluators represented approximately 120 climate change education projects that shared information about their projects' impacts and lessons learned.