Our NSF-funded research project investigates the influence of an emotional hook on a student’s interest in and capacity to learn about the globally connected climate system. One specific question we are researching: Are polar bears an effective emotional hook for increasing student learning about climate science?

As a part of our project, we are developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum for both undergraduate non-science majors and high school students. Please be in touch with us if you would like to learn more or get involved.