About this Project
The Pacific Islands Climate Education Partnership (PCEP) educates students and citizens across the Pacific about the urgency of climate change impacts in ways that exemplify modern science and honor indigenous cultures and environmental knowledge. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), serves the United States-affiliated Pacific Island (USAPI) region that includes the Hawaiian Islands, the islands of American Samoa, the Micronesian Archipelago from the Marshall Islands to Palau, and the Mariana Islands, including Guam. Students and citizens within the region will gain the knowledge and skills to advance understanding of climate change, mitigate the extent of climate change, and adapt to its impacts. We welcome you to learn more about the PCEP by exploring this website, and perhaps joining and participating in our partnership.
The PCEP is led by a collaboration between Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) and WestEd. PREL’s leadership roles focus on the region’s education connections and infrastructures, emphasizing indigenous knowledge and cultural contexts. WestEd’s leadership role focuses on the western science underlying climate change and creating a web environment that enables partnership stakeholders to collaborate in developing an education plan that can transform climate education in the region. Together PREL and WestEd also contribute a wealth of expertise in science education in a wide variety of cultural and topical contexts.
PREL serves the Pacific region educational community with quality programs, services, and products developed to promote educational excellence. PREL works throughout school systems, from classroom to administration, and collaborate routinely with governments, communities, and businesses. Above all, PREL specializes in multicultural and multilingual environments. View a video about PREL
WestEd, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd has 17 offices nationwide, from Washington and Boston to Arizona and California. Its corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.
About the National Science Foundation
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1068213. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), the NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.