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.

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