Living Landscapes – Culture, Climate Science and Education
Explore the Nine Essential Climate Principles to increase your knowledge and understanding about the Earth’s climate, the impacts of a changing climate, and the steps individuals and communities can take to adapt and mitigate the impacts. The courses and the learning unit provide relevant place and culture-based climate science educational resources to engage students and inspire them to consider careers in climate science and other STEM disciplines.
By using the short tutorials at the beginning, you will be introduced to these instructional materials and how to use them. The two college-level climate science courses — an introductory course and a more advanced course specifically centered on remote sensing — and a high school learning unit, a companion social networking site, a compilation of climate science resources and tools, and a mentoring program.
The Living Landscapes Project was funded through a NASA Earth Systems, Technology and Energy Education for MUREP-Minority University Research and Education Project (ESTEEM) award to Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo, MT. Other partners in the project include the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Tribal cultural advisors were actively engaged in throughout the development of the project to provide a blending of traditional knowledge and current climate science research.