PICASC Climate Adaptation Education Hub

Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC)

Posted on: 8/08/2022 - Updated on: 8/10/2022

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Explore the Education Hub of the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI-CASC) featuring place-based lesson plans, dive into engaging relevant data and tools, and access additional resources for students, teachers, and researchers on all things education:

The goal of this project is to develop PI-CASC's capacity to build educational resources to communicate science and climate research relevant to Hawai'i and the Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). We are building K-12 educational materials aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) based on PI-CASC and USGS research in Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands region.

In collaboration with scientists, we are taking the most current datasets and findings and turning them into accessible materials to be used at home or in the classroom. We also provide a growing list additional resources for students, teachers, and researchers. 

With this evolving climate adaptation education hub, we intend to provide teachers and researchers with engaging tools to inspire our youth to cultivate their connection with the environment and community through the lens of climate change. With knowledge, students can feel empowered to be part of the science and solutions that build resiliency within our local communities.

The Pacific Islands CASC is a collaborative partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and a university consortium hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, with the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and the University of Guam. This partnership is designed to support sustainability and climate adaptation in communities across the Pacific Islands. 


Students, teachers, and researchers involved with climate change research and adaptation planning.

Managing Organizations

Established in 2012, the Pacific Islands CASC (PI-CASC) provides regionally-relevant scientific information, tools, and techniques to resource managers and communities in Hawai'i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands.