Arctic & Earth SIGNs
Exploring the impacts & feedbacks of a warming Arctic, Engaging learners in STEM using GLOBE & NASA Assets
Culturally Responsive Climate Change Education
The program trains teachers, 4-H leaders, and community members on climate change concepts, culturally-responsive curriculum, and environmental observing protocols in face-to-face and online courses.
More focused learning on the core climate change issues in the participant’s community continues through modules that include:
- GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) protocols that best fit the issue,
- Local ecological knowledge,
- Historical and current NASA data,
- Direct contact with NASA subject matter experts,
- Collaboration with a team of Arctic scientists and other partners such as the Association of Interior Native Educators and the 4-H program.
Learning with an Impact
Arctic and Earth SIGNs youth and communities enter interdisciplinary learning on a climate change issue they identify through interviews with elders and NASA data. They design and implement a GLOBE citizen science investigation, and learn more about the issue through curriculum that braid Western science and Alaska Native knowledge and traditions. They apply the in-depth learning and data they collected to stewardship projects related to the core climate change issue of the community.
Scientists also use the data collected through the project to address larger scale climate change or remote sensing questions.
Dr. Elena Sparrow
Dr. Katie Spellman
Dr. Christa Mulder