Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) and Portal
The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) launched in November 2010 as a new National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathways project. It builds on the efforts of the Climate Literacy Network and the establishment of the Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Science, to steward a broad collection of educational resources that facilitate students, teachers, and citizens in becoming climate literate.
The CLEAN project and web portal provides a collection of resources and tools to enable an online community to share and discuss teaching about climate and energy science. The focus is to integrate the effective use of the resources across all educational levels - with a particular focus on the middle-school through undergraduate levels (grades 6-16) as well as to citizens through formal and informal education venues and communities.
Specifically, the CLEAN website is a portal to:
- The CLEAN Collection of Climate and Energy Science resources - including learning activities, visualizations, videos, and short demonstrations/experiments, which are geared toward educators of students in secondary through undergraduate levels.
- Guidance in Teaching Climate and Energy Science – including web pages designed to help educators understand and be equipped to teach introductory climate and energy science.
- The CLEAN network of Educators, Resource Developers and Partners; with access to join the Network, teleconferences, and more.
If you have any trouble accessing the website link above, please find here an archived page. You may find this has limited use.
- Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
- Technical Education Research Centers (TERC)
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Education/training materials