About PCEP

Pacific islands Climate Education Partnership (PCEP) is a collaborative network of Pacific island communities and friends responding to the impacts of climate change in the US-affiliated Pacific islands: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap), Guam, Hawaii, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

Our goal is to empower the region’s students and citizens through education that exemplifies both modern science and indigenous environmental knowledge, addresses the urgency of climate change impacts, and honors indigenous cultures. Students and citizens within the region will have the knowledge and skills to advance understanding of climate change, mitigate the extent of climate change, and adapt to its impacts.

Stay Connected with PCEP!

PCEP has several online tools to keep our partnership of educators and scientists across the Pacific region connected. Our goal is for these tools to help us learn from each other and share information about climate change and its impact in the Pacific Islands.


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ReefNet: http://pcep.dsp.wested.org/
Find information on climate education resources and organizations involved in Pacific Islands climate education. Join PCEP online to post information about yourself, your organization, and resources you want to share with the partnership.

​PCEP Wiki: http://pcep.wikispaces.com/
Contribute by (a) editing a community page and sharing a story, (b) contributing to the Needs & Services Database, or (c) share a climate data or education resource.

Questions? Contact Corrin Barros at barrosc@prel.org.


PCEP Member Organizations

(updated 09/07/12)

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PREL WestEd University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) // College of the Marshall Islands

American Samoa
American Sāmoa Community College: http://www.amsamoa.edu/
American Sāmoa Department of Education: http://www.doe.as/
American Sāmoa Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources: http://asmpa.blogspot.com/
American Sāmoa Power Authority: http://www.aspower.com/
Coral Reef Advisory Group (CRAG): http://www.crag.as/
Le Tausagi (American Samoa): http://fagatelebay.noaa.gov/html/education.html

Chuuk
Chuuk State School System

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Coastal Resources Management Office: http://www.crm.gov.mp/
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Environmental Quality: http://www.deq.gov.mp/
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System: http://www.cnmipss.org/
Mariana Island Nature Alliance: http://www.minapacific.org/
Northern Marianas College: http://www.nmcnet.edu/

Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
College of Micronesia: http://www.comfsm.fm/
The Commission on Education in Micronesia
Island Research and Education Initiative (IREI) (FSM): http://www.islandresearch.org/
Land Grant at the College of Micronesia: http://www.comfsm.fm/vpcre/
Micronesia Conservation Trust: http://www.ourmicronesia.org/
National Department of Education, Federated States of Micronesia: http://www.literacynet.org/micronesia/doe1.html
The Nature Conservancy (FSM): http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/asiaandthepacific/micronesia/index.htm
Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (FSM): http://www.sprep.org/pacc-home

Guam
Guam Association of Saltwater Anglers
Guam Fisherman’s Cooperative
Guam Community College: http://www.guamcc.edu/Pages/Default.aspx
Guam Department of Education: https://sites.google.com/a/gdoe.net/gdoe/
Sea Grant at the University of Guam: http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/sgAbout.aspx
University of Guam: http://www.uog.edu/default.aspx

Hawaii
Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Island Earth (Hawaii): http://www.cosee-ie.net/
Hawai‘i Department of Education: http://doe.k12.hi.us/
Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawai‘i: http://www.hawaii.edu/HIMB/
Kapi‘olani Community College (Hawaii): http://kapiolani.hawaii.edu/page/home
Polynesian Voyaging Society (Hawaii): http://hokulea.org/
University of Hawai‘i Curriculum Research and Development Group (CRDG): http://manoa.hawaii.edu/crdg/
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/kawaihuelani/

Kosrae
Kosrae Department of Education: http://kosraedoe.com/
Kosrae Islands Resource Management Association

Palau
Ebiil Society (Palau)
Palau Community College: http://www.palau.edu/
Palau Conservation Society: http://www.palauconservation.org/cms/index.php
Palau International Coral Reef Center: http://www.picrc.org/
Palau Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs: http://www.palaugov.net/palaugov/executive/ministries/MCCA/MCCA.htm
Palau Ministry of Education: http://www.palaumoe.net/

Pohnpei
Conservation Society of Pohnpei: http://www.serehd.org/
Integrated Water Resource Management (Pohnpei)
International Organization for Migration (IOM) (Pohnpei): http://www.micronesia.iom.int/
Pohnpei Department of Agriculture
Pohnpei Department of Education: http://pohnpeimet.fm/education.htm

Regional
NOAA Pacific Services Center: http://csc.noaa.gov/psc/
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/
Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program (PASAP) (FSM, RMI, Palau): http://www.climatechange.gov.au/en/government/initiatives/international-climate-change-adaptation-initiative/pacific-adaptation-strategy-assistance-program.aspx
Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development of University of the South Pacific: http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=570/
Pacific Climate Information Services (PaCIS): http://www.pacificcis.org/
Pacific Curriculum and Instructional Council
Pacific ENSO Applications Climate (PEAC) Center: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/peac/
Pacific Island Association of Libraries and Archives: https://sites.google.com/site/pialaorg/
Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC): http://piccc.net/
Pacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (Pacific RISA) Program: http://www.pacificrisa.org/cms/
Sea Grant at the University of Hawai‘i (Hawaii, RMI, American Samoa): http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/
Secretariat of the Pacific Community: http://www.spc.int/
UNESCO: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/
US National Parks Service: http://www.nps.gov/index.htm; http://pacificislandparks.com/
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: http://www.pia.nrcs.usda.gov/

Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)
Marshall Islands Conservation Society: http://www.kobedia.org/
National Climate Change Committee of the Marshall Islands
National Training Council of the Marshall Islands
Republic of the Marshall Islands Customary Law and Language Commission
Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Education: http://www.rmimoe.net/
Women United Together in the Marshall Islands: http://www.wutmirmi.org/

USA
Northwestern University: http://www.northwestern.edu/
Penn State College of Education: http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/
Smithsonian Institution: http://www.si.edu/
Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/
University of Washington: http://www.washington.edu/
WGBH (the Boston-based public television station): http://www.wgbh.org/

Yap
Yap Department of Education