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NOAA Climate Change Stewards Program

NOAA Climate Change Stewards Program

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Is any one applying for (or is currently involved in) the NOAA Climate Change Stewards Program ( I was wondering if anyone had any out of the box ideas for student projects or ideas that worked really well in the past. I can't seem to get past the usual ways of students working to reduce waste or electricity usage (recycling, trying to convince our school to change light bulbs, etc).


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Whitney Hoffman
Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

This is a bit out of the box, but maybe doing a test to see if the new technology like Nest or other digital thermostats and the potential for "Gamification: of savings (The Nest awards you leafs if you keep the temperature set to "green" levels, etc.) really makes a difference for school or for home. Another school I know is setting up arduinos to measure water useage and runoff.

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Jessica Lura
Eighth grade English and History teacher from Bullis Charter School, CA

Both sound really interesting. What's the name of the school who is using arduinos to measure water usage? That sounds like something I could work with our fablab teacher on designing.


Whitney Hoffman's picture
Whitney Hoffman
Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

Hi Jessica! I met the Philadelphia area web guys helping with the arduinos project at Bar Camp- let me track them down for you and hook you up- it may take a few days... We're out of town for the holidays and I have the info at home :)

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