Emily Harris


Team member: Emily Harris, (Co-PI)

Organization: BSCS Science Learning

Currently lives: Oakland, CA



Experience or expertise/projects of note: 

I design instructional materials with and for local communities and national audiences.  I lead BSCS’s work on Place-Based Learning for Elementary Science at Scale (PeBLES2), designing adaptable units that invite teachers to incorporate meaningful phenomena for students. I’ve been a curriculum writer on the OpenSciEd Middle School ProgramRestoring ‘Ea, and Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope. I am also a researcher on the Climate Empowerment Learning Initiative (CELI), a network improvement community that is co-creating climate justice learning experiences that support teacher agency and student learning and belonging. My prior research on youth learning through citizen and community science used the environmental science agency framework.

Reasons I’m excited about this project:

Working to address the climate crisis is the most important thing we could be doing in science education.

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Climate Education Pathways is work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (DRL-2100808). 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.

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