The education and outreach programs of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center focus on conveying the cutting-edge science of the Center’s research teams, improving geosciences education, and providing educational opportunities and technical expertise on climate change. Of special note over the past two years, the outreach team has received funding for two NSF-funded projects, begun work on a climate action plan for the City of Columbus, created extensive collaborations with the reinvigorated State Climate Office of Ohio, and built a bridge to the agricultural community through work with OSU Extension.
The Education & Outreach team designs and implements broader impacts plans for projects of the Byrd Center, State Climate Office of Ohio, and related research on campus. Products created by the team include, but are not limited to, curriculum, lesson-plans, data visualizations, videos, interactive games, and public programs.
Broader impacts plans require extensive collaboration with other academic institutions and community organization. The team also provides training and capacity-building for the center. The group's website is located at https://byrd.osu.edu/research/groups/education-outreach.