Team Southern Appalachian Highlands

Regional Leaders

Susan Sachs

       

Susan Sachs

Education Branch Coordinator
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
National Park Service

Jason_Carter

 

Jason Carter

Assistant Director
The Science House (Mountain Satellite Office)
North Carolina State University

Keith Bamberger

 

Keith Bamberger

Information and Communication Specialist
North Carolina Division of Air Quality
Asheville Regional Office

Randi Neff

 

Randi Neff

Program Coordinator
Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative

Hazy sunset with rolling blue mountains
Luftee Gap Overlook in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (NPS Photo)

 

The incoming Southern Appalachian Highlands Regional Team will serve interpreters, business leaders, and formal/informal educators in the southern Appalachians, particularly western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.

This team was selected for participation in the 2022 Earth to Sky Academy (see selection announcement). Earth to Sky regional teams go through a competitive application process and are invited to travel to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for a week of training in NASA climate science, communication techniques, and Earth to Sky methodology. After completing the Academy, each team will offer one or more climate communication courses in their region, while serving as a resource and focal point for their community of interpreters and informal educators on an ongoing basis.

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