Ms. Sarah-Mae Nelson (she/her)
1500 Purisima Creek Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
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 the Communications Director for the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation and the Digital Communications Lead for 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
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