NEON's Director of Citizen Science participates in White House roundtable on climate education
February 11, 2015
Sandra Henderson, Director of Citizen Science at NEON, was invited to attend a White House Champions of Change Event on Monday, February 9, 2015. While there she participated in a roundtable discussion on Climate Education and Literacy to highlight ways to help “increase science-based understanding and awareness of current and future climate change (whitehouse.gov).” Her nomination is based on her efforts in the fields of citizen science and climate change.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced their Climate Education and Literacy Initiative on December 4, 2014. The Initiative plans on “connecting Americans of all ages with the best available, science-based information about climate change.”
Sandra is the current Director and co-founder of Project BudBurst and was previously honored as a Champion of Change for her work in Citizen Science in 2013. The Champions of Change program is described as a way to honor “ordinary Americans who are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.”