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The Latest From GCSE


Upcoming Events:

Sustainability Education Community of Practice

Next meeting - May 15, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET.

EnvironMentors National Science Fair and Award Ceremony

Taking place June 3, 2024. Learn more about EnvironMentors here.


Recent Events:

Transformative Program Evaluation for Sustainability Degrees

Held in hybrid format Friday, January 26, 2024

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 28 (COP28)

The GCSE delegation attended COP28 in Dubai, UAE from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

Workshop: Science as Actionable Knowledge

Held virtually September 27, 2023 


Science as Actionable Knowledge Video Series 

In this video series, esteemed researchers with rich experience in actionable knowledge production discuss real-world examples on how to create actionable knowledge, the skills and attitudes needed for actionable knowledge, and tips for how to make research more diverse, inclusive, and culturally relevant. To watch the full GCSE Science as Actionable Knowledge series, please click here.


GCSE Science Dialogues Video Series

This 10-part series covers a range of complex issues in biodiversity, conservation science, and climate change. Each short video was conducted in interview format and established a bilateral discussion between the interviewer and a scientist or leading expert. To watch the full GCSE Science Dialogues series, please click here


Learn about GCSE Programs

Engage with our growing global community through a variety of GCSE programs. Individuals and institutions can get involved in our programs that range from field-specific GCSE Communities of Practice, the NASA/GCSE Science as Actionable Knowledge pilot program, and more.


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