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Anne Kern
Project Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor, Science Education
University of Idaho Northern Idaho
1031 N. Academic Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-5497
208-292-1402
akern@uidaho.edu

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Teachers working on science experiment, and two group photos from 2011 ICE-Net workshop

Teacher Involvement

The aim of the NASA-funded project "Collaborative Development of a Climate Change Curriculum for Classrooms in the Intermountain West" is to collaboratively develop and implement climate change curricula with local educators. By doing so we can help bring students and the general public, including Native peoples of this region, up to speed with the science and impacts of climate change.

 Project Themes
Focus: Secondary Teachers
Context: Intermountain West climate
Emphasis: Native American students

Collaboration is key to the success of the ICE-Net team, consisting of UI climate scientists, UI educators, and high school teachers across the state of Idaho. The map below shows the locations of the 8 participating schools in the first year of the project.
Idaho map with participating ICE-Net schools

In 2011 ICE-Net held two multi-day workshops at the UI McCall Outdoor Science School campus in McCall, Idaho. The first workshop developed climate science knowledge and place-based pedagogies, and the second workshop focused on culturally-congruent classroom instruction and future planning. Follow-up meetings are held remotely through the Idaho Education Network.

In 2012 the ICE-Net team will begin making site visits to partner schools in order to assist teachers in conducting climate change activities, collect data and observations, and provide support for the implementation of the Adventure Learning (AL) framework, an online system that will connect project efforts to schools as well as schools to each other. In addition, another summer workshop will train participating teachers in the use and analysis of NASA data sets and products.

Read about the latest project updates with the ICE-Net newsletter:
If you are an Idaho teacher interested in learning more about this project, please contact Anne Kern.