Cooling the Curriculum
Enhancing Interdisciplinary Climate Education
received a $486,919 grant from NASA in 2009 for "Cooling the Liberal
Arts Curriculum - A Campaign for Climate Change Education." The
campaign, led by Dickinson College faculty, is enhancing capacity for
interdisciplinary teaching about climate change science, consequences
and policy at Dickinson and other colleges and universities. Activities
of the campaign include faculty workshops, development and sharing of
educational materials for teaching about climate change, and grants to
Dickinson faculty for teaching, professional development, and
student-faculty research projects.
Partners in the project include four community colleges with which Dickinson has articulation agreements - Harrisburg Area Community College, Montgomery College (MD), Montgomery County Community College (PA), and Northampton Community College - as well as the Center for Climate System Research and the Earth Institute of Columbia University. In addition, professors from 20 colleges and universities have participated in workshops organized and hosted by Dickinson in 2010 and 2011.