Collective Impact: Reaching Across Boundaries in Climate Education

Collective Impact: Reaching Across Boundaries in Climate Education

Over the past few months, the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) has been ramping up discussion about how we can effectively scale change in climate literacy through collective action.

Why is climate literacy necessary to solving climate change? We believe that there is a powerful feedback loop between increased climate literacy and the power of communities. Climate literacy provides a common understanding for a community. The community’s...

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"..what are you doing??" - How to Talk to Strangers About Drones


“…what are you doing??”

I work with drones (also known as UAS or UAV - unmanned aerial systems/vehicles), and this is a question I get a lot. It is not typically asked in a forceful or suspicious manner, but I always have a momentary adrenaline rush when I see the curious bystander / no-nonsense groundskeeper / wealthy nearby landowner look up, check out our drone, and start to walk over.

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Call for 2017 ESIP Student Fellows

ESIP Student Fellows are graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth science. This fellowship provides students a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group on current Earth Science problems. The students become engaged in the group as rapporteurs, documenting the work of the group on the monthly telecons and at the semi-annual meetings (Summer/Winter).

Details in Brief

  • Stipend: $2000/year + Travel to two ESIP Meetings
  • Location: Virtual, 2...
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Attack of the Drones: UAVs in Education

Attack of the Drones

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away drones took over the Grand Ballroom. An ominous buzz filled the room as the drones zoomed, gained altitude, and spun into unknowing bystanders. The room was tense with anticipation, as those present wondered what the Attack of the Drones meant for the Galactic Empire.

Okay, okay, so it turns out that “a long time ago” was just last week at the...

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