Prakash, colleagues earn CLEAN designation

July 7, 2011


In June 2011, Geophysical Institute Professor Anupma Prakash was notified that a chapter she helped pen for the Earth Exploration Toolbook was selected for inclusion in the Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network, also known as CLEAN. The chapter, titled “Whither Arctic Sea Ice?,” provides teachers and students the opportunity to measure the extent of sea ice in the Arctic using Earth science data.


Containing exemplary digital resources that relate to key climate and energy concepts, CLEAN is a National Science Digital Library Pathway. The network is loaded with items that are scientifically robust, current and easily accessible online. Each CLEAN-designated resource is peer-reviewed by a team of scientists and educators for scientific accuracy, pedagogic effectiveness and usability. Several thousand resources are examined in the initial round of review. The chapter developed by Prakash and colleagues from the Phoenix Country Day School, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, the National Snow and Ice Data Center and the Boston Museum of Science, was one of 92 selected for the initial CLEAN collection.


The National Science Foundation’s Climate Change Education program funds CLEAN. 


To view the Whither Arctic Sea Ice? Chapter in the Earth Exploration Toolbook, visit