To showcase the collaborative efforts across the state, all nine Educational Service Districts and seven Community-Based Organizations collaborated to launch a new website www.climetime.org. ClimeTime is a state-led network for climate science learning that helps teachers and their students understand climate science issues affecting Washington communities.
Through a Washington State budget proviso of $4 million in 2018-2019, grantees have launched programs for science teacher training that links Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and climate science. In addition to teacher professional development, the project supports the 16 grantees to develop instructional materials, design related assessment tasks and evaluation strategies, and facilitate student events. The website is a centralized platform to highlight the work and successes of this funding. Work will continue next year thanks to continued funding from the state.