Children enter classrooms with prior knowledge imparted to them by their caregivers—language, ways of behaving, stories about their family history, and life skills (Barros et al., in press). For Indigenous children growing up in their ancestral lands, this prior knowledge can also include a developing understanding of their surrounding ecosystems. As such, increasing our understanding of […]
How does ocean acidification work? How is climate change affecting our oceans and the animals that call it home? Lauren & Zach take us through a simple demonstration to show how carbon dioxide can change the pH of water and how changes in pH can affect animals in our oceans. This video was produced through […]
Extreme variations in the Earth’s climate have radically changed the ecosystems, economics, cultural practices, language, and lifeways of the Indigenous groups in the Western North Pacific, including the Chamorro and Carolinian peoples who live in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). On August 2, 2015, Typhoon Soudelor struck CNMI and the Indigenous peoples of […]
The Pacific Islands Climate Education Partnership (PCEP) is part of a regional effort to raise awareness of climate change among communities in the Pacific Islands. It has set a series of goals and strategies to develop the skills necessary to empower students and citizens to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. As […]
Program Overview Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology Research Experience in Marine Science is a summer high school program supported by an independent research unit within the School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Inquiry-based summer courses are offered to Youth from Hawaiʻi with the objective of creating educational […]
This highly visual poster displays information about mangroves in Pacific islands. Posters can be printed on letter size (8.5 x 11) or tabloid size (11 x 17) paper. This poster summarizes key concepts in the Mangroves: Living on the Edge in a Changing Climate book.
This highly visual poster displays information about agroforests in the Pacific. Posters can be printed on letter size (8.5 x 11) or tabloid size (11 x 17) paper. This poster summarizes key concepts in the Agroforests: Growing Resilient Communities book.
Climate 101 is a pedagogical, content-based course designed to help teachers and resource managers effectively teach and communicate climate science in place-based, culturally relevant ways. The course utilizes resources developed by the Pacific Islands Climate Education Partnership with NSF funding, and an exemplary middle school science curriculum developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science with NOAA […]
Coral Reefs—Underwater World in a Changing Climate is an odyssey into a world just below the ocean surface, bursting with colorful coral colonies, giant schools of fish, graceful turtles and sharks, tiny microorganisms, and more. Readers will explore coral reefs that protect our islands, learn how they form and why they are important, and meet […]
Agroforests—Growing Resilient Communities takes readers of all ages on an exploration among the trees and other plants that shape the life and cultures of our Pacific islands. Through these pages, readers will meet the living organisms that make up traditional agricultural areas on Pacific islands, find out who cares for and works in these places, […]