Informal Online Conversations Among Interested Participants

This ongoing series of online conversations is open to anyone with interest in discussing the intersection of current social issues and climate change. 

Join us for any/all sessions!

In this series we are contemplating how we all can become more inclusive in climate communication, and seek to view our work from new and diverse perspectives.  Our conversations have addressed the pandemic and its impacts, the influences of social and racial injustice and activism, and the implications of communicating about climate change during times of such universal uncertainty.
Birds Chatting

Sessions are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM ET (noon Pacific Time).

On first Wednesdays, we'll have a “Virtual Chat”: a dialogue on a particular topic, with breakout groups so everyone will have a good chance to participate. Virtual Chats are not recorded.

On third Wednesdays, we'll have a short presentation by an expert, followed by group discussion. These presentations will be archived in our library; discussions will not be recorded.


Next Session:

Virtual Chat

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
3PM ET/Noon Pacific Time

Register here



We are using WebEx. It works best to install and use the application version of the program on your computer, rather than to connect via the browser. The application takes a few minutes to download and install ahead of time.

Dial-in numbers will be available if you need phone access for audio; these lines are integrated with the platform and are not toll-free. Plan to use phone for audio if your internet bandwidth is problematic. The phone numbers and access codes will be sent to you automatically when you register using the link above.

We set up a half hour early to troubleshoot with those needing assistance. Feel free to join us early to check your computer and software configuration and to socialize.

Where: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – Greenbelt, MD   
When:  Postponed due to COVID

A tuition-free course for interpreters, informal educators, and science communicators interested in creating and nurturing regional communities of practice focused on improving climate science communication.

Lori Perkins describes colorful NASA visualizations at the Goddard Space Flight Center hyperwall

The Earth to Sky Academy is intended for experienced informal educators and climate communication leaders who have a strong commitment to the ETS partnership and to furthering climate literacy within their respective regions.

The purpose of the Academy is to train Regional Leaders who will conduct regional Earth to Sky courses and nurture their own Earth to Sky Regional Community of Practice. Academy content is based on over 15 years of experience and extensive evaluation of the ETS model. Participants will be supported every step of the way, before during and after the course.

Earth to Sky is developing Regional Communities of Practice in Climate Communication, each of which is led by Regional Leadership Teams trained and mentored by the partnership's Central Leadership. This is in support of our community's interest in a regional approach for climate communication. Our goals are to expand and deepen the impact of our partnership and strengthen our national community of practice.ETS Region Approach

A regional approach enables Earth to Sky to

    • Provide ETS climate training near to participants’ workplace
    • Provide greater focus on locally relevant content
    • Give stronger support to the ETS community
    • Empower local climate leaders
    • Provide more frequent training across the country
    • Train more people

Regional Leadership Teams

    • Are trained and mentored by Earth to Sky Leadership
    • Conduct regional ETS courses in climate science and communication
    • Nurture and sustain their own regional communities of practice
    • Are supported by ETS Leadership and each other