Jason Cervenec

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Jason Cervenec

Byrd Polar Research Center Education & Outreach Director


614 688-0080

135A Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Rd
Columbus OH,

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Areas of Expertise

  • Geosciences Education
  • Climate Resilience


  • B.S., Biology, The Ohio State University
  • M.Ed., Secondary Science Education, The Ohio State University

Jason Cervenec is the Education and Outreach Director for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University. The diverse outreach portfolio of the center reaches approximately 11,000 individuals annually and includes programs in cutting edge science, science education, history, and the arts. The most common request for information that Jason receives from the public is on climate change.

Jason earned a B.S. in Biology and M.Ed. in Secondary Science Education from The Ohio State University and began his career as a high school science teacher where he taught for more than a decade. During that time, he established two Science Olympiad teams and took part in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange in Mumbai, India where he witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by most of the world’s population. Jason and his wife have a one-year-old daughter, enjoy hiking, and recently rehabilitated a 1908 house in the Franklin Park area. He serves on the Mayor’s Green Team (Columbus) and volunteers with Franklin County’s Restorative Justice Circles and his neighborhood civic association.

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