Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk Undergoes Major Expansion

In early Spring, the Climate Science Alliance was excited to partner once again with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to expand the Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk to ten CAICE locations on campuses throughout the United States!



In early Spring, the Climate Science Alliance was excited to partner once again with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to expand the Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk program to ten CAICE locations on university campuses throughout the United States! 

This trunk brings to life aerosols - one of the most poorly understood components of Earth’s atmosphere - and their impact on our lives and the changing climate, while inspiring and encouraging students to do their part to help protect the earth. Through science, art, and storytelling activities, students will gain an understanding of the current science behind atmospheric chemistry, the impact of aerosols on climate and public health, and how scientists are working to better understand the issues that we face at the intersection of these topics.



Climate Kids Traveling Trunks provide resources educators need to teach climate science in the classroom. Each trunk includes background information, lesson plans, powerpoints, activities, and materials to increase climate literacy for K-12th grade youth. Climate Kids trunks feature interactive and hands on science, storytelling and art curriculum aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.

With the help of CAICE graduate students at UC San Diego in early March, the Climate Science Alliance was able to create ten new trunks, which will be sent to ten CAICE locations on university campuses throughout the United States.



Note: The Traveling Trunks were assembled in early March of 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the CAICE and Climate Science Alliance teams are excited to send these Traveling Trunks to campuses when appropriate and safe to do so. Stay tuned for updates!


 

About CAICE: The NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) focuses on improving our understanding of how aerosol particles i