Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

CLEAN, the Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network , which is a reviewed and annotated digital library collection, has teamed up with EARTH: The Operators’ Manual (or ETOM) a PBS television special starring Penn State glaciologist and climate expert Dr. Richard Alley. The ETOM website ( includes a streaming version of the entire program, a fully annotated script, links to high quality learning activities from CLEAN. “Clips of the program can be downloaded for use in classrooms. Short segments such as IT’S US — which details how scientists know from carbon isotopes that human activities are altering the climate system — are connected to online learning resources vetted by CLEAN.

For teachers who would like to connect with other educators, or to ask Dr. Alley or writer/director Geoff Haines-Stiles specific questions about the program, the ICEE Community Forum ( offers a discussion thread about ETOM.