Welcome to the Cooling the Curriculum Learning Portal, a web portal community to connect those interested in the incorporation of climate change modules, science, and theory into higher education curriculum and other teaching institutions.
Use the topics on the left hand navigation bar to upload, share, and explore articles and reports, teaching resources, and other resources for teaching and designing curriculum around climate change. See the "Help" tab on the left navigation bar to explore details of posting information.
This learning community is made possible with the support of a Global Climate Change Education NASA cooperative agreement, Cooling the Liberal Arts Curriculum: A Campaign for Climate Change Education at 4- and 2-Year Liberal Arts Colleges, which provides learning workshops and funding to faculty interested in enhancing and developing new climate change curriculum.
Changing Planet Faculty Study Group (2010 & 2011)
The study group is a learning community for the enrichment of interdisciplinary teaching about Earth science and humandimensions of climate change at 4- and 2-year liberal arts colleges. Members of the learning community will participate in a four-day workshop. The workshop will bring together science, social science, and humanities teachers from liberal arts colleges to develop new courses or course modulesrevise existing courses, explore engaged learning pedagogies, and add to their knowledge for teaching about climate change.
Climate Modeling and Data Application Workshop (2010 & 2011)
Participants in the workshop will receive training in the use of a NASA global climate model (GCM) and the tools to integrate and visualize social, economic, and environmental data for teaching about climate change at the undergraduate level. Members of the group will participate in a four-day workshop at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. The climate modeling component of the workshop will make use of EdGCM, a software package developed at Columbia University and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) that integrates a computer climate model with a point-and-click interface and scientific visualization and mapping tools. EdGCM simplifies the set up, running, and analysis of climate modeling experiments and it is in use around the world helping students at universities and secondary schools learn about climate science and computer modeling through hands-on activities.
The mission of the Center for Sustainability Education is to establish Dickinson College as a nationally recognized leader and innovator of liberal education that prepares students to engage in human, social, and economic development that is environmentally sustainable and socially just. The Center supports this mission by working with all members of the Dickinson community to integrate study of the environment and sustainability across the college curriculum, and to link campus learning with co-curricular programs, greening of campus operations, and both global and local civic engagement.
Dickinson College, founded in 1773, is a highly selective, private residential liberal-arts college known for its innovative curriculum. Its mission is to offer students a useful education in the arts and sciences that will prepare them for lives as engaged citizens and leaders. The 180-acre campus of Dickinson College is located in the heart of historic Carlisle, Pa. The college offers 42 majors with an emphasis on international studies, has more than 40 study-abroad programs in 24 countries on six continents and offers 13 modern languages.
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Reducing Dickinson's Carbon FootprintLast Updated on 2013-05-16 at 20:15
Students in this service learning/community-based research course worked together as a consulting team to research options for reducing campus greenhouse gas (GHG)... More »
TerraViva! SEDAC Viewer TutorialLast Updated on 2013-05-14 at 19:50
This is the tutorial guide used on 8/10/11 in the Climate Modeling Workshop.
Since the workshops at Dickinson College- video tutorials have also been produced.
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EdGCM Quick Start GuideLast Updated on 2013-05-14 at 19:31
This is the EdGCM quick start guide presented at the Climate Modeling Workshop on 8/8/11.
EdGCM allows people to become familiar with both the scientific process and... More »
EdGCM Earth Exploration ToolbookLast Updated on 2013-05-14 at 19:22
Download the Earth Exploration Toolbook used in the Climate Modeling Workshop on August 8, 2011.
What is the Earth Exploration Toolbook?
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EdGCM Workshop GuideLast Updated on 2013-05-14 at 19:10
This is the training guide that guides a user through the use of EdGCM. This guide was published at the time for the Climate Modeling Workshop at Dickinson College hosted... More »