Kit Marie Rackley

Kit Marie Rackley

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Personal profile

Career

Kit Marie Rackley (she/they) is one of nine regional coordinators for the nation-wide Climate Ambassadors scheme and related schemes to support educational establishments with their DfE Climate Change and Sustainability Education Strategy efforts. She contributes to a number of diverse projects at UEA. Examples include mentoring student tutors for the 'Make It Count' programme and lending their education expertise to 'Project Change'. Kit Marie is a passionate climate science communicator through public and school engagement, utilising visual and narrative-based methods.

Kit Marie has 13 years experience of teaching high-school Geography in the UK; seven of which were as a Director of Geography, leading their department to the Geographical Association’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ Award. Throughout that time Kit Marie provided teacher continuous professional development (CPD) and training, which previously included a role as Associate Tutor for the School of Education at UEA. She has authored a number of published educational articles and resources.

In the academic year of 2017-18, Kit Marie undertook a gap-year in the USA where they worked as an educational outreach affiliate for climate scientists based at NOAA Boulder, Colorado and as an educator and trainer at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California.

Kit Marie returned to work as Education Officer for the World Energy and Meteorology Council (WEMC), coordinating membership and Special Interest Group (SIG) activities and developing activities and resources to promote the learning of climate and energy for students and the general public. Her main acheivement was the successful completion of the award-winning C3S Climate & Energy Education Demonstrator as project manager and education lead. Kit Marie then spent three and a half years based at the UEA as a 'Higher Education Champion' for The Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco).

Kit Marie has served on a number of education committees and works with education organisations as a consultant, mainly with the Geographical Association and the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT).

Kit Marie has a BSc degree in Environmental Sciences (specialising in meteorology, climate change, environmental risk and scientific communication) and PGCE in Secondary Geography, both achieved at the UEA. She is a staff representative for UEA Staff Pride.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

University of East Anglia

Award Date: 31 Jul 2005

Bachelor of Science, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 31 Jul 2004

External positions

Youth & Early Careers SIG Member, Royal Meteorological Society

1 Sep 2023 → …

Freelance Educator, Author, Geogramblings

Consultant, Geographical Association

Consultant, Secondary Geography, National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT)

Keywords

  • Education (General)
  • Climate Change / Climate Science
  • Geography (General)
  • Environmental Sciences

Media Expertise

  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Intersectionality
  • Sustainable development

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