January 1, 2016

The NY Hall of Science CUSP (Climate and Urban Systems Partnership) has once again awarded DecadesOut with a grant for its work on the SPARK Project.


DecadesOut has been named one of the select grant recipients for the 2016 Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) mini-grant for its work on the SPARK Project.

The Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for partnerships in Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC to create a joint model of climate change education for use in their cities and other cities across the country; a model that engages city (or urban) audiences in community-wide (or systems-level) issues related to climate change via local partnerships

CUSP (http://www.cuspproject.org/) is comprised of a network of informal educators, climate scientists, learning scientists and local community organizations across four cities, dedicated to improving local understanding of and engagement with climate change science. 

DecadesOut was a natural fit, having recently launched the SPARK project website with the support of its members, board of directors, and CUSP.

DecadesOut and CUSP have built a strong relationship as both are dedicated to the development of educational and exploratory programs in climate change and the natural world.