CLEAN Pathway Introducing Climate Science Resource Collection

October 8, 2009



CAMBRIDGE, MA–The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Pathway is stewarding a set of reviewed climate science resources aligned with the “Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Science” benchmarks set forth by the Climate Literacy Network to advance the climate awareness of students in grades 6-16 and informal citizen learners. The CLEAN Pathway resource collection will contain roughly 500 reviewed digital resources (including curricular and informational materials) that align with the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Project 2061 benchmarks for science literacy, the National Science Education Standards, and the Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education. This will be the newest pathway project in the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). In addition, the CLEAN Pathway will provide professional and community development opportunities to facilitate effective use of these resources.

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Pathway Project is an extension of the work of the Climate Literacy Network. Partners for the project include The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).