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Earth Institute Research Projects

CCEP-I: Polar Learning and Responding (PoLAR) Climate Change Education Partnership

Lead PI: Dr. Stephanie L. Pfirman , Prof. Peter Schlosser

Unit Affiliation: Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED)

September 2010 - August 2014
Inactive
Global ; New York City, NY ; New York
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The goal is to establish a partnership that will make a thorough search of existing polar climate science, learning and decision resources and then develop the theoretical foundation for, and test the initial designs of, novel formal and informal educational approaches that will help adult learners to understand the mechanisms and impacts of, as well as possible solutions to, climate change and learn how to respond with sustainable solutions.

OUTCOMES: 2010-2012: Researchers developed climate change educational activities, and further developed the theoretical foundation for these educational approaches.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,219,217

RESEARCH TEAM:

Elena Sparrow, O. Roger Anderson, Ro Kinzler

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Columbia Climate Center (CCC)

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

American Museum of Natural History, University of New Hampshire, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Goodman Research Group

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1043271&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

polar communication education games native alaskans professional development climate change climate change education sea level rise radio arctic adult education

THEMES

Sustainable living