Lynne Harden

Education & Outreach Associate, Curriculum Developer

Lynne Harden


Lynne is a curriculum developer at CIRES who co-leads the education and outreach efforts for the 2019-2020 MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition, serves as the education and evaluation specialist for QGreenland and other Arctic-related projects, and co-leads the new and novel Data Puzzles initiative. With a background in geology and marine sciences, Lynne is driven by a desire to make people—especially kids—excited, enthralled, and engaged by science. Lynne has taught a variety of high school and college-level science courses, including physics, chemistry, geology, oceanography, and environmental sciences. She has also designed environmental literacy curricula for middle and high school classrooms and engaged in inclusive design research exploring ways to make STEM educational technology more accessible to students with special learning needs. Lynne has a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz. For her graduate work, Lynne utilized Geographic Information Systems (GIS), modeling, and field work to better understand changes along the California and North Slope of Alaska coastlines.

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University of Colorado Boulder
488 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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