Lifelines for High School Climate Change Education logo
Lifelines for High School
Climate Change Education


  • establish a network of practicing high school teachers actively using climate change curricula—create professional learning communities (PLCs) of teachers
  • hold remote (travel-less) meetings and workshops as much as possible
  • explore techniques to achieve the most effective teleconferencing meetings and workshops.
  • practice what we preach: promote not only teaching about minimizing environmental impacts of human activity, but minimize environmental impacts of professional development.
  • maintain ongoing communication and sharing of best practices among colleagues
  • strengthen knowledge and promote effective teaching strategies during and beyond the actual grant period.
  • as a project of the NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE), Lifelines incorporates analysis of NASA Earth observation data by students in classrooms.

The project design:
Cascading effect, recruiting and training 20 climate change education teacher leaders who then form the PLCs comprised of 15 high school science teachers, for a total of 320 teachers involved in the project.

Lifelines websites:

Lifelines final report to NASA:

Lifelines presentations archive page

Learn more about the partner organizations involved in the Lifelines Project at the Partners page.

Questions? contact Alan Gould Alan Gould's e-mail address