Senior Climate Education Program Manager and Coordinator
NOAA Climate Program Office
Frank Niepold is the Senior Climate Education Program Manager and Coordinator at NOAA's Climate Program Office in Silver Spring Maryland Climate.gov Education section lead the 7th UNFCCC National Communication Report Chapter on Education Engagement Workforce Development and Training lead Education and Youth delegate for the United States at the 2015 Conference of Parties (COP21) Obama Administration federal lead for the Climate Education and Literacy Initiative founding member of the CLEAN Network and co-chair of the CLEAN Network Leadership Board and a member of the Federal Steering Committee for the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). At NOAA he develops and implements NOAA's Climate goal education and outreach efforts that specifically relate to NOAA's Climate goal and literacy objective. Frank is the “Teaching Climate” lead for NOAA’s Climate.gov web portal that offers learning activities and curriculum materials multimedia resources and professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators who want to incorporate climate science into their work. Additionally he is the managing lead of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (GCRP) document Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science. He received a MSEd in Earth Space Science Education (2006) from John's Hopkins University with areas of concentration in Earth Systems Scientist/Teacher/Student Collaboration and Earth Systems education focused on climate.