START is dedicated to confronting the challenge of global environmental change by generating knowledge to support decisions that enable sustainable development. START is working with Communicating Climate Change partners to provide them with the latest research on climate change pertaining to each of our twelve local initiatives.
Communicating Climate Change draws its strength from a nationwide network of engaged partners who are leaders in a range of activities pertinent to informal science education. We are privileged to work with:
Cornell’s “Lab of O” has played a pioneering role in the field of citizen science – engaging everyday people in actual data collection for ongoing research projects headed by professional scientists. Rick Bonney, co-founder of the Lab’s citizen science program and director of program development and evaluation, is working with our project’s science centers to help them engage their visitors in real climate change research.
David Heil & Associates specializes in the development and evaluation of science-based educational programs. DHA is conducting formative and summative evaluations for Communicating Climate Change.
NOAA provides information to Communicating Climate Change on the latest scientific research on climate change as well as educational strategies for reaching out to target audiences.
One of the finest science publications in America and the world today, Natural History Magazine has signed on to publish feature stories focusing on each of Communicating Climate Change’s twelve local sites.
Communicating Climate Change incorporates professional development into its programming so that our science center outreach staff can operate with a firm understanding of climate change science. UCAR’s Office of Education and Outreach is developing an online course on the basics of climate change tailor-made for our science center educators across the country.
Founded in 1996 by scientists in order to increase the number of quality science stories broadcast to the public, ScienCentral today distributes science news stories across a broad network of ABC Television regional affiliates. This production company will be developing and distributing 24 videos featuring activities of the Communicating Climate Change project.
Anthony Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Project on Climate Change, is informing our educational efforts with national surveys gauging American public attitudes toward and understanding of climate change.