Erin Bardar is a highly skilled instructional materials designer with expertise in earth science, space science, climate science, and data literacy. She has developed educational materials for formal and informal settings for pre-K through undergraduate learners and is committed to creating high-quality experiences that foster critical-thinking skills.

Bardar is contributing to EDC’s and Nurture Nature Center’s Building Insights Through Observation project. The project is helping support middle school science teachers in becoming comfortable using arts-based instruction techniques with complex scientific data visualizations.

Bardar’s previous work with the Oceans of Data Institute includes leading curriculum development for the Ocean Tracks College Edition project and serving as project director and curriculum team lead for Real World Real Science: Using NASA Data to Explore Weather and Climate. She was also a key contributor in developing curriculum for the Streams of Data project and the earth science modules of Zoom In! Learning Science with Data.

Bardar holds a PhD and MA in Astronomy from Boston University and a ScB in Physics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.