Climate Change Education


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The Informal Climate Change Education (ICCE) Community consists of Maryland and Delaware informal educators from a diverse set of organizations including Departments of Natural Resources, aquariums, zoos, maritime museums, and county parks. They wish to advance their climate change education (CCE) practice and explore opportunities for collaborations and innovative approaches to CCE. The ICCE Community seeks to build relationships across these diverse informal educators by fostering a community of practice.

The whole ICCE Community meets in-person three to four times per year for guided experiences focused on reflective practice and critical thinking. Through these meetings, ICCE members have 
identified key issues to address as a community including defining community identity, developing community profiles, creating links to K-12 education, and using framing to connect with their audiences around climate change topics. They work on member-driven initiatives during large group meetings, as well as small group gatherings over lunch and via conference call.

The ICCE Community is part of the
Maryland Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE-CLEAR) project, which is led by the University System of Maryland and the University of Delaware and funded by the National Science Foundation. MADE-CLEAR provides professional development and resources to K-12 teachers, informal educations and university faculty to support them in teaching complex scientific and social issues and enhancing critical thinking skills around the topic of climate change.

Please contact if you are interested in joining the ICCE Community (alese@al.umces.edu)