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:

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

Other Collaborators:

Dr. Christa Mulder

Dave Verbyla

Kenji Yoshikawa

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