In exactly two days, I will have been the Climate fellow at the Institute for three months. In such a short amount of time, I feel like I’ve done so much! During my first month, I jumped right into my project, working with members of the Bay Area Climate Impact Literacy Collaborative (Bay-CLIC) to draft the first version of the resource inventory survey. This survey will identify existing resources and needs within Bay-CLIC as they begin creating tools and resources for educators teaching climate change. Before I knew it, it was July and I was preparing to present this first draft to the entire collaborative at my first meeting.
After receiving great feedback on my work so far, August was dedicated to updating, meeting collaborative members, and redrafting the next version of the survey. Now that I’ve learned more about the goals of Bay-CLIC, I felt like I was able to provide more suggestions and ask better questions on how to get the best data from this survey. In between phone calls and doodle polls, I celebrated my birthday with the Institute which happened to fall on our “Fun Friday”. We spent the day hiking Angel Island, enjoying the sunshine, and eating lots of mini donuts.
This month, I’ve been working on the final draft of the survey and as an additional project, I’m creating an infographic for Bay-CLIC to illustrate the organizational diversity and reach of the collaborative. In the next few weeks, I will be preparing for the next Bay-CLIC meeting and for life after the survey launch. I’m excited to see our results and what else this fellowship has in store for me!