How would you like to increase your climate science knowledge and join a community of educators interested in projects that make a difference in your local area?
Join NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP). We provide formal and informal educators with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a climate-literate public that is actively engaged in climate stewardship.
Applications are being accepted until December 17 for the class of 2013. After completing minimum requirements, you will be eligible for:
· Mini-grant funding to develop and implement a climate stewardship action plan
· Travel stipends to attend and present at key professional development conferences.
· Special CSEP contests with monetary and educational resource prizes.
If you decide to join this effort, you will be committing to:
· Complete and reflect on at least 15 hours of professional development (PD) training in climate science and education in 2013.
· Complete and reflect on at least 9 hours of PD training in climate science and educational for each additional year you remain with the Project.
· Participate in monthly CSEP webinars and regional events (teleconferences, online chats, etc.,) during evening hours.
· Develop and Implement a climate stewardship project in your school, community, or organization, focused on mitigating the effects of climate change.
· Use the CSEP Wiki to post your PD reflections, classroom activities in climate change, stewardship project plans, progress updates, as well as share resources, comments and results with other CSEP educators.
· Fully participate in CSEP evaluation efforts
Educators accepted into the program will be notified early January, 2013 and will be required to attend a mandatory introductory Web seminar for new participants - tentatively scheduled for January 14th OR January 28th, 2013 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.
The NOAA Climate Stewards Leadership Team
Peg Steffen, Education Coordinator
NOAA National Ocean Service
1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.”