We, the undersigned, are aware that in the face of mounting budget pressure, programs like NOAA's Climate Stewards are in jeopardy. We want to stress the importance of having a cohort of educators around the United States who are trained in climate science by the scientists themselves. The work inspired by the Climate Stewards program has brought understanding of one our time's most important scientific question into classrooms all over the United States. The program has directly impacted many students. It is critical that this unique program continue, so that more educators can increase awareness of climate science in more schools around the nation.