Dr. Simoniello works with students at a science open house.

GCOOS’ Education and Outreach Manager Dr. Chris Simoniello was recently named a NOAA Climate Steward. The Program provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through university age students with sustained professional development, collaborative tools and support to build a climate-literate public that is actively engaged in climate stewardship. It also provides support for educators to execute climate stewardship (mitigation or adaptation) projects to increase understanding of climate science and take practical actions to reduce impacts.

The project is part of NOAA’s portfolio of activities to strengthen ocean, climate and atmospheric science education. Dr. Simoniello will work to educate the public and implement a project to mitigate flooding caused by clogged storm drains in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Congratulations Dr. Simoniello!