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Climate Summit

About

California adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013. These standards prominently feature climate science in K-12 with foundational concepts beginning in the primary grades and increasing in depth and sophistication throughout the grade bands. In 2018, the California Science Teachers Association, teamed up with several partners to develop and deliver the 2018 California Science Education Conference Climate Summit. The Summit was intended to enrich the experience and expertise of teachers by providing opportunities for teachers to strengthen their content knowledge and receive support for teaching climate science as envisioned at their grade-level. The Summit included information on how classroom teachers can use resources from informal (out of the classroom) settings to enhance their climate instruction.

The Climate Summit consisted of several components and the resources developed as a part of the project are shared here with the intent of helping educators support and implement climate science education consistent with the California Next Generation Science Standards. Here you will find:

The 2018 Climate Summit and associated resources were made possible with support from the following individuals and organizations. Individuals are identified below, organizations are listed on the right:

Individuals

Planners and Organizers
  • Jill Grace, President, CSTA (2017-2019) and Regional Director, K-12 Alliance @ WestEd
  • Cheryl Peach, Director of Scripps Educational Alliances, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • David Seidel, Deputy Education Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Cadre Scientists and Teachers
  • Olivia Allison, Science Teacher, San Diego Unified School District, CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative Core Leadership Team
  • Katherine Altmann, Teacher, San Diego Unified School District, CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative Core Leadership Team
  • Tera Black, High School Science TOSA, Torrance Unified
  • Phil Bresnahan, Chemical Oceanography Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Tyler Cyronak, Postdoctoral Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Yassir Eddebbar, Postdoctoral Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Ian Eisenman, Associate Professor, University California San Diego
  • Kate Gallagher, Teacher, Oakland Unified School District, CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative Core Leadership Team
  • Keegan Gillette, Teacher, Aspire Public Schools, CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative Core Leadership Team
  • Wendy Hagan, Biology and Environmental Science Teacher, Granada Hill Charter High School
  • Alex Hangsterfer, Geological Collections Manager, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Carolyn Hernandez, Teacher, San Diego Unified School District, CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative Teacher Leader
  • Jenny Hofmeister, Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
  • Debra Jenkins, Teacher, Lakeside USD, CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative Teacher Leader
  • Dan Lubin, Research Physicist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Melissa Marcucci, Science Teacher, Physics of Universe, Ceres Unified School District
  • Rachel Meisner, Chemistry Teacher, Sweetwater Union High School District
  • Rachael Tarshes Mehmel, Euclid Elementary, San Diego Unified School District
  • Alyssa Nemeckova-Fairfield, Teacher, Palm Springs Unified School District, CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative Core Leadership Team
  • Dean Reese, Science Teacher, Physics and Maker Space, Tracy Unified School District
  • Stephanie Sanchez, Science Teacher, Vista Unified School District, CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative Teacher Leader
  • Darcy Taniguchi, Biology Professor at CSU, San Marco
  • Till Wagner, Assistant Professor, UNC, Wilmington
  • Leah Wheeler, Teacher, Galt Joint Unified Elementary School, CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative Core Leadership Team



Presenters and Speakers
  • Erik Conway, Historian and Author, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Heather Doyle, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Josh Fisher, Science Lead, ECOSTRESS Mission, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Shanon Forrey, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Sixtine Foucaut, 2018 and 2017 CASM Climate Corps
  • Margaret (Maggi) Glasscoe, Geophysicist in the Earth Surface and Interior Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Mike Gunson, Global Change & Energy Program Manager & OCO-2 Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Cris Gutierrez, Co-Chair, Climate Action Santa Monica
  • Brad Hoge, Director of Teacher Support, National Center for Science Education
  • Kurt Holland, Environmental Literacy Specialist and Lecturer, Department of Science Education, CSU, Long Beach
  • Crystal Howe, Science Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education and CREEC Region 9 Coordinator
  • Julie Kalansky, Program Manager and Post-Doctoral Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Ralph Keeling, Professor, Geosciences Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Felix Landerer, Dep. Project Scientist, GRACE Follow-On, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Ota Lutz, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
  • Kim Orr, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Paula Partida, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Marty Ralph, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • V. Ram Ramanathan, Professor, Climate Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Annie Richardson, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Becky Rittenberg, Chino Basin Water Conservation District
  • Joey Scott, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Jeff Severinghaus, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Lyle Tavernier, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Jane Teranes, Teaching Professor, Geosciences Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Anne Marie Tipton, Tijuana Estuary
  • Lori Walsh, Education/Operations Supervisor at SEA LIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND California Resort
  • Alex Warneke, Climate Science Alliance, Climate Kids
  • Josh Willis, Project Scientist, Jason-3, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Reviewers and Facilitators
  • Kathleen Blair, San Diego Unified School District
  • Jenny Chien, Vista Unified School District
  • Elizabeth Cooke, Oakland Unified School District
  • Neika Estey, River Oaks Elementary School, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District
  • Erika Gragg, Aspire Rosa Parks Academy
  • Kaycee Makalintal, Aspire Rosa Parks Academy
  • DeAnna Mino, Galt Join Union Elementary School District
  • Anya Pierre, Galt Join Union Elementary School District
  • Kimberly Pllagenza, Acorn Woodland, Oakland Unified School District
  • Felicia Ryder, Wangenheim Middle School, San Diego Unified School District
  • Rosario Sandoval Soreque, Aspire Rosa Parks Academy
  • Sam Stavis, Vista Magnet Middle School, Vista Unified School District
  • David Tupper, Lakeside Union School District
  • Denise Tayco, Pershing Middle School, San Diego Unified School District
  • Anny Vang, Aspire Rosa Parks Academy
  • Destiny Westbrooks, Lake Canyon Elementary, Galt Join Union Elementary School District
  • Susan Gomez Zwiep, California State University, Long Beach

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2018 Climate Summit Sponsors and Partners

CSTA thanks the following organizations for their support of and partnership in producing the 2018 Climate Summit:


S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Stephen Bechtel Fund


California Environmental Literacy Initiative


 Ten Strands - Connection Education, Environment, and Community - Logo


NGSS Early Implementers WestEd Logo


JPL - Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology - Logo


Scripps Institution of Oceanography - UC San Diego Logo


CSP: California Science Project Logo


STEMscopes CA-NGSS Logo


Peter & Rochelle A'Hearn


K-12 Alliance WestEd


NSF logo