Article highlighting Teaching Climate/CLEAN Collection makes front page of AGU’s EOS publication

  • 10 September 2014
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The article “Enabling Climate and Energy Literacy: A Shared Effort” about the CLEAN collection (featured on NOAA’s Portal) made the front page of the September issue of the American Geophysical Union’s EOS publication.

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Below is an excerpt from the publication:

Increasing climate and energy literacy requires a shared effort by the scientific and technical communities and the education and outreach communities. The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) sets an example for how these communities can collaboratively contribute to increasing climate literacy. CLEAN contributed to and has used the U.S. Global Change and Research Program-endorsed guides “Climate literacy: The essential principles of climate science”(CLEP) and “Energy literacy: Essential principles and fundamental concepts for energy education” (ELEP) to guide its work. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration (NOAA) and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the Department of Energy led the development of CLEP and ELEP, respectively, with significant contributions from the broader scientific community.

The article goes on to give an overview of CLEAN Resources for Educators, the CLEAN Network, and outlines ways to support and leverage CLEAN.

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