Center for Environmental
Communication & Education
(CECE)

Fostering environmental awareness and stewardship
through effective communication and teaching
Center for Environmental
Communication & Education
(CECE)

Fostering environmental awareness and stewardship
through effective communication and teaching
Center for Environmental
Communication & Education
(CECE)

Fostering environmental awareness and stewardship
through effective communication and teaching

What is CECE?

CECE is a facility
at UC Santa Barbara

CECE is a network
of interdisciplinary partnerships

CECE is a vision
of effective science communication

OUR MISSION

To research, develop, test, and promote best practices in environmental communication and education

To improve science literacy and foster a greater sense of stewardship across all segments of the population

WHY CECE?

There is an urgent need to improve the way environmental sciences inform the public discourse and to empower communities as they make decisions that affect the health and future of the planet. Recognizing the critical role of science communication and education, CECE explores how environmental information is best learned and shared.

CECE PROVIDES

A TEST-BED for developing new strategies in environmental communication

 TOOLS & TRAINING to empower scientists and educators in communicating their work

 OUTREACH to actively engage and educate the public in environmental stewardship

 SCIENCE ADVOCACY to highlight the relevance of science in decision-making

 PRODUCTION FACILITIES to publicize successes in basic and applied environmental research

Our Building

CECE is located at UC Santa Barbara, adjacent to the NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary offices. Our building is the headquarters for programming, research, and outreach, both on and off campus, as well as virtually.

Our Facilities

LAB2:
A flexible space for students and teachers to engage in
hands-on and innovative approaches to science education
CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS:
A central hub for developing and implementing
CECE public information and science initiatives
IMMERSIVE THEATER:
Enabling real-time video links to scientific
expeditions and locations around the world
THE POD:
A modular space dedicated to
research, dialogue, and collaboration
PRODUCTION STUDIO:
A high-tech facility for creating
video, audio, online, and print content

Our Audiences

Researchers | Teachers | Science Communicators | K-12 | The Public

Campus Partners

The History:

 

The Center for Environmental Communication and Education grew out of a relationship between NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) and UC Santa Barbara.  The two founding partners share resources and programming, providing ocean science education and outreach to the community.

 

Since CECE’s inception, its partnerships have continued to expand.  Today’s vision includes not only addressing ocean issues, but all global environmental challenges.

NOAA’s Channel Islands
National Marine Sanctuary

The Bren School of
Environmental Science & Management

Marine Science
Institute

Gevirtz Graduate School
of Education

CONTACT US

CECE is partnering with those who share our passion for environmental communication and education.  We invite individuals, foundations, and corporations to learn more about CECE.

 

EMAIL: gay.larsen@ucsb.edu