IAN Welcomes Patricia Harcourt
Pat Harcourt is excited to be working with the MADE CLEAR
project at UMCES. In addition to a passion for climate education, she has a special interest in marine science, engendered by research work aboard a square-rigged sailing vessel when she was fresh out of college. At Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserach Reserve
and Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
(COSEE) West, Pat worked to provide opportunities for K-12 and informal educators to meet scientists and use environmental data with their students. Most recently, she served as Administrator of Woods Hole Science & Technology Education Partnership
where she worked to bring scientists into classrooms and teachers into Woods Hole labs, and to engage teachers and students in field studies. Pat has taught classes and courses on climate change for teachers and helped develop the "Climate Change Backpack," which is a teaching kit that can be used in the classroom or on the trail. For recreation, Pat enjoys sailing, hiking, horseback riding, and singing Renaissance music.