1500 Purisima Creek Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Sarah-Mae is an educator, science communicator, and climate change communication specialist who draws on her background and interest in interpretation in informal science education centers. She has a Master's in Climate Science and Policy from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego and a B.S. in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz. She is a member of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, the National Association for Interpretation, and the UN Education, Communication, and Outreach Stakeholders (ECOS) Community. Sarah-Mae was recognized by President Obama in 2015 as a Champion of Change in Climate Education and Literacy.
SpecialtyClimate Change Interpretation, Communication, and Education
Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)
- Program and Project Design, and Statistics
- Communication, Education, and Information Delivery
- Weather and Climate
- Conservation of Biological Diversity
- Sociological and Technological Change Affecting Individuals, Families, and Communities
- Climate Change
- Responding To Climate Change
Nelson, Sarah-Mae; Merenlender, Adina M., et al. (2022). Adult Climate Change Education Advances Learning, Self-Efficacy, and Agency for Community-Scale Stewardship. Sustainability - Education to Influence Pro-environmental Behavior.M. Monroe. MDPI. 14:3. February 4, 2022. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031804
Bonanno, A., Ennes, M., Hoey, J.A., Moberg, E., Nelson, S-M., Pletcher, N., Tanner, R.L. 2021. Empowering hope-based climate change communication techniques for the Gulf of Maine. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 9(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2020.00051
- Nelson, Sarah-Mae (2021). Learning Involves the Whole Person: Building Social-Emotional Resilience for Climate Communication. [White Paper].
Nelson, Sarah-Mae; Ira, Greg (2020). UC Climate Stewards Course. A. Merenlender and K. Meadows, eds. September 30, 2020.
Drill, Sabrina; Merenlender, Adina; Nelson, Sarah-Mae, et al. (2020). UC Climate Stewards Instructor Training Manual. July 7, 2020.
Nelson, S. (2018). Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Climate Change Studies Minor for the Unviersity of California San Diego. UC San Diego: Climate Science and Policy. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/93c132j0