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URI awarded $1 million grant for climate change education

The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to serve as the national hub for the Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance. The grant will enable the University to build a network of climate change scientists, educators, communication professionals, and government and private-sector stakeholders to educate the public about the science of climate change and its implications.

“We are very honored to have been selected by NSF for this important role,” said Alliance Director Gail Scowcroft, a former climate...

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