About Us

SubjectToClimateTM is an online connector for K-12 teachers of all subjects to find credible, unbiased, and engaging materials on climate change. 


Our goal is to enhance climate knowledge and inspire action by making climate change teaching and learning accessible to all.

Think of it as a nonprofit “Yelp” for educators to find the right resources to teach climate change.

Our Commitments

Ultimately, SubjectToClimate allows the teacher to...

  • Connect to teaching resources that are relevant to their classroom.
  • Connect to forums for feedback and support.
  • Connect to our growing collection, from professional learning opportunities to climate-related events.
  • Connect with other educators dedicated to climate change education and leadership.
  • And most importantly, connect with your students to foster their understanding and leadership to address climate change.

Our Founding Team

Our Team

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Ingrid Zabel works on making climate change science accessible to the public via exhibits at the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, teacher resources, and education programs for youth and adults. She also curates an online portal for climate change resources in New York State: the New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse.

    Dr. Zabel’s research background includes condensed matter physics, geophysics, remote sensing, and radar systems. She worked on modeling and field studies of sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet while at the Byrd Polar Research Center, and on surveillance radar at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

  • Laura di Bonaventura graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Business School and then worked for McKinsey & Co. for nearly 10 years. Post McKinsey, Laura helped launch the e-commerce site “cooking.com.” Since 2011 Laura has led sustainability for the largest K-12 independent school in Connecticut and is active in the state and National Associations of Independent Schools. As the Greenwich Country Day School’s Sustainability Director, Laura developed K-12 Standards, a specialized Sustainability Diploma, and course electives. She teaches and works with faculty and students on sustainability across the curriculum.


    Laura serves on her local Conservation Commission and The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut’s Board where she focuses on climate change policy initiatives and advocacy.  She and her husband Frits D. van Paasschen have 3 children. 

  • Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Ph.D. is a STEM education consultant, Earth and climate scientist, Secretary of the Education Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador, and Adjunct Professor at Bentley University. She was a 2017 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, served as a senior scientist and chair of the Center for STEM Teaching and Learning at TERC, and as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP).  Dr. Ledley is the 2013 American Geophysical Union's Excellence in Geophysical Education Awardee for her work in Earth system science and climate change education. She serves on the CLEAN Network Leadership Board, the Board of Advisors of the Museum of Science Boston, and the Board of Directors of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center.

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