Education and Simulations Team

Facilitators: Jim Eagle & Adam Wasserman

Our Education and Simulation Team combines a variety of education platforms for students and members of the public. Our focus is on three project areas:

  • The Green Schools Alliance – a collaboration with The Climate Reality Project of New Mexico
  • Global Warming Express – an after school program for younger students.
  • En-ROADS simulator from Climate Interactive – a platform for understanding policy strategies for global warming

Green Schools Alliance

Members of the team are developing plans along with the Climate Reality Project of NM to work with schools on climate science education. Working with the Green Schools Alliance we engage students with tools, programs, and training to help them gain the skills to become sustainability leaders in their communities.

Global Warming Express

Members of the team have signed up with the GLobal Warming Express project to involve younger students in understanding the climate crisis and its solutions. The GWE after-school curriculum is as diverse as its student body. Climate science and general science form the backbone of the mentorship material, supplemented by mathematics, geography, history, civics, public speaking and performance skills, and sustainability training.

Climate Interactive – En-ROADS Simulator

Once the worst of the pandemic is behind us 350 Santa Fe Education and Simulation Team is planning on introducing webinar-based training sessions with En-ROADS, an on-line, world-wide, climate simulation software. En-ROADS allows testing policies for electrical generation, transportation, land use, agriculture, consumption, forest management, and other large-scale, societal activities. Simulation outputs include important climate parameters such as global temperature, sea level rise, and greenhouse gas emissions. The current goal is to use this climate simulation interactively with small groups to explore the effects of various climate policy actions in addressing climate change. The target audience would be activists and decision-makers in government, business, and civil society; or for anyone else who is concerned about how the choices we make today will influence the future, global environment.