NASA ANNOUNCES GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION AWARDS

NASA has awarded $6.1 million in cooperative agreements to 15 U.S. organizations to enhance learning through the use of NASA’s Earth Science resources. The selected organizations include colleges and universities, nonprofit groups, museums, science centers and a school district. The winning proposals illustrated innovative approaches to using NASA content to support elementary, secondary and undergraduate teaching and learning, and through lifelong learning. There is a particular emphasis on engaging students using NASA Earth observation data and Earth system models.

The cooperative agreements are part of a program Congress began in fiscal year 2008. For a list of selected organizations and projects descriptions, click on “Selected Proposals” and look for “Global Climate Change Education” at:http://nspires.nasaprs.com

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