Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

A collection of nearly 700 free peer-reviewed climate and energy educational resources.

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) is a nationally renowned, award-winning, online clearinghouse that features; i) 700+ high-quality resources around climate and energy topics that are peer-reviewed for scientific accuracy, ii) pedagogic effectiveness and classroom readiness, guidance for educators (“Toolkit”) and iii) is home to the vibrant CLEAN Network. The CLEAN Collection is syndicated to NOAA’s Climate.gov portal CLEANet.org and Climate.gov are the premier resource portals for climate education resources in the country with over 55,000 combined monthly session.

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CLEAN supports teaching and learning about climate and energy topics with over 700 free, peer-reviewed, scientifically accurate, and NGSS-aligned resources in the CLEAN collection.

CLEAN STEM Flash Library

The CLEAN STEM Flash e-newsletters connect selected resources from the CLEAN collection with current climate and energy events in the news.

This series supports formal and informal educators in using highlighted CLEAN resources for teaching about current events related to climate and energy issues.

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CLEAN Webinars

Take your teaching about climate and energy to the next level; watch the free CLEAN webinar series:

Webinar 1: Intro to CLEAN
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Join us for a guided tour of the CLEAN portal. Learn about the CLEAN collection of almost 700 climate and energy educational resources and the range of other supporting materials to help you effectively and accurately teach about climate and energy topics.

Webinar 2: Teaching About Climate and Energy
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Learn about the Climate and Energy Literacy Principles and how they are integrated with the CLEAN collection of climate and energy resources. These principles provide the foundation for understanding the science behind climate and energy concepts.

Webinar 3: Creating Climate and Energy Units
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Want to know how to build your own climate and energy units using CLEAN resources? Join in for an introduction to the lesson planning materials and ready-to-use classroom units to get you started.

Webinar 4: CLEAN, NGSS, and 3-D Learning for Climate and Energy Education
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Get insight on how the CLEAN collection of educational resources are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how CLEAN supports 3-dimensional learning. Learn how to search the CLEAN collection by NGSS climate and energy topics and at-a-glance standards tables.

CLEAN Media Kit

Media Kit to Share CLEAN on Social Media

Newsletter Blurb:

Teach About Climate & Energy with Confidence

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network Education (CLEAN) invites you to check out the award-winning CLEAN collection of 700 free, ready-to-use, peer-reviewed climate and energy educational resources for middle, high school, and undergraduate learners. The CLEAN collection contains a wide range of activities, demonstrations, experiments, visualizations, and videos—everything you need to create data-rich and authentic lessons on climate and energy. The CLEAN collection can be searched by grade level, resource type, whether or not students work with scientific data, climate and energy topics, and climate systems and solutions. Plus, sign up for the free CLEAN STEM Flash e-newsletter that highlights selected resources>>

Website Blurb:

Teach About Climate & Energy with Confidence!

Check out the award-winning CLEAN collection of 700 free, ready-to-use, peer-reviewed climate and energy educational resources for middle, high school, and undergraduate learners. The CLEAN collection contains activities, demonstrations, experiments, visualizations, and videos—everything you need to create scientifically accurate lessons on climate and energy. The CLEAN collection can be searched by grade level, resource type, whether or not students work with scientific data, climate and energy topics and climate systems and solutions. Plus, sign up for the free CLEAN STEM Flash e-newsletter that highlights selected resources>>

Feel free to share the following graphic images and suggested copy with your social media networks to spread the word about CLEAN. We greatly appreciate your support!

Example Twitter Posts: 

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[FOR SHARING WITH A GRAPHIC IMAGE] Teach about climate and energy with confidence: Check out cleanet.org from @ClimateLit

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[FOR SHARING WITH A GRAPHIC IMAGE] Looking for dependable educational resources to teach climate and energy? Go to @ClimateLit at  http://bit.ly/2poLCEZ

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[FOR SHARING WITH A GRAPHIC IMAGE] Get 700 FREE climate and energy resources—activities, labs, visualizations, and videos at cleanet.org from @ClimateLit

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Need ideas for teaching climate and energy? Check out the Get Started Guide: http://bit.ly/2punIbt from @ClimateLit

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Teach climate and energy current events in your classroom. Sign up for the @ClimateLit STEM Flash e-newsletter: http://bit.ly/2IDFdxG

Note: if you create your own tweet, be sure to tag @ClimateLit

Example Facebook Posts:

Option 1

Is teaching about climate and energy a challenge? Check out the award-winning Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) collection of 700 free, ready-to-use, peer-reviewed climate and energy educational resources for middle, high school and undergraduate learners.

The CLEAN collection contains a wide-range of resources—from activities, demonstrations, and experiments to visualizations and videos. The collection can be searched by grade level, resource type, whether or not students work with scientific data, and NGSS at-a-glance tables or topics.

Check out the free CLEAN collection of resources now: http://bit.ly/2xi5r3t

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Need ideas and support to teach about climate and energy? Check out the free Get Started Guide from the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN), a new online guide that gives teachers a step-by-step plan to create their own climate and energy lessons and units. In search of a classroom-ready unit? Then download the ready-to-go Phenology, History of the Oceans and Atmosphere, or Debating the Grid units.

The CLEAN Get Started Guide uses the award-winning CLEAN collection of 700 peer-reviewed climate and energy educational resources for middle, high school, and undergraduate learners, which are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

CLEAN Ambassador Program

The CLEAN teacher ambassador program supports teachers to help market CLEAN. We can provide funding to teachers who present about CLEAN at teacher conferences and in professional development workshops.

You can find more information and apply for the program on the Teacher Ambassador website.*

*This program is still in development. Please check back in August 2019 for a link to the website.

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