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CCEP II - Climate & Urban Systems Partnership

NSF Awards: 1239782

2017 (see original presentation & discussion)

Informal / multi-age

How can we best use organizational networks to achieve broad, collective impact in STEM education? We will describe how ongoing learning research informed the design of four city-wide networks that developed informal learning ecosystems for climate change education.  Each city-specific network is anchored by an informal science institution such as a science museum, but included a wide range of informal learning organizations. The organizations ranged in size, scope, and the extent to which they had explicitly educational missions, stakes in local climate change issues, or advocated for local communities. What tied the network members together was their willingness to join a collective informal education effort to help their city address the impacts of climate change. Researchers identified several features that made it successful: an adaptive hub; intentional use of boundary objects; a shared system of iterative development; and actively facilitated, heterogeneous niches within the multi-sector network. This video will provide concrete evidence about what is working in climate change education, and suggestions for how to design and sustain organizational networks for STEM education.

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