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Earth to Sky is partnering with the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) to provide a two-day pre-conference virtual workshop, November 5-6, 2020. The workshop is offered in association with the National Association for Interpretation 's annual conference.

Registration deadline: 11/01/2020

The highly interactive workshop will emphasize experiential learning in a collegial, resource-rich environment with peers and scientists.

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  • Explore the science and interpretation of global climate change through the lens of local examples drawn at the GTM Research Reserve
  • Hear from scientists, up to date credible information about our planet’s climate system and how human activity is resulting in global warming
  • Learn about and sample selected NASA visual resources and hands-on activities for interpreters
  • Take a virtual field trip to learn about research on climate-driven changes at the GTM Research Reserve
  • Explore effective interpretive strategies and techniques for communicating climate change in a hopeful way
  • Exchange ideas about how to apply workshop content in interpretive efforts
  • Begin developing the seed of a climate interpretation program/product

Participants will leave with a beginning plan for interpreting climate change in their own work location, armed with an abundance of NASA and NPS resources for climate change communication.

Registration for the full conference is not required in order to register for the pre-conference workshop.
However membership in NAI is required.

Workshop fee $35.

Find out more and register here:
https://nai2020.pathable.co/pre-conference-workshops

 

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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.

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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.

Informal online conversations among interested participants - no mask required!

Topic of discussion: The intersection of current social issues and climate change. We are contemplating ways all of us in the Earth to Sky community can become more inclusive in our work, and seek to view our work from new and diverse perspectives. Our conversations to date have taken us through a variety of themes relating to the pandemic and its impacts, the influences of social and racial injustice and their various protest activities, and to the implications of communicating about climate change during times of such universal uncertainty.

This isn't a webinar - it's a dialogue, with breakout groups so everyone will have a good chance to participate - and you don't have to wear a mask! Each week the discussion questions are a bit different and are posted here and via the ETS Listserv.
The Chat series is being held once every two weeks on Thursdays, 4:00 PM EDT.
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Real Talk in Real Time - Note the registration link and discussion topic below

NEW TIME! 4:00 PM EST

Thursday, November 19, 4:00 pm EST 

Topic: In honor of the Holiday season just beginning, we're asking all participants to bring their own perspectives in answer to the question: "What climate science or climate news are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?"  It's bound to be a fun discussion!

Register for Chat 15 here:  
https://gsfc610.adobeconnect.com/e051zbce6f7r/event/registration.html


Thursday, December 3, 4:00 pm EST 

Topic:  Also in keeping with the Holiday season, we'll invite all participants to bring their own favorite resources in response to this: "Digital gift exchange of Climate Sources and Techniques, Part A." Bring your best examples to share - there may be prizes involved...!

Register for Chat 16 here:  https://gsfc610.adobeconnect.com/etschat16/event/registration.html 


Thursday, December 17, 4:00 pm EST 

Topic:  In keeping with the Holiday season, we'll invite all participants to bring their own favorite resources in response to this: "Digital gift exchange of Climate Sources and Techniques, Part B." Bring your best examples to share - Awards will be chosen for the best...!

Register for Chat 17 here:  https://gsfc610.adobeconnect.com/etschat17/event/registration.html

 

Logistics

Since it is a conversation, we'd like to see your faces to go with your voices. Plan to use a webcam and headphones/earphones with your computer’s microphone for audio. This will provide you with the optimal interactive experience. We will provide a toll-free dial up for those who cannot use computer audio. This event will not be recorded.

We'll be using the Adobe Connect platform. When joining the webinar, be sure to choose the “Application” version of Adobe Connect, rather than the “Browser” version, for optimum results. Here is further information about how to configure your computer for Adobe Connect.

pdfVirtual_Meeting_Requirements.pdf

You are welcome to join the webinar several minutes early, to check the settings on your computer and get familiar with the webinar environment.

Looking forward to seeing you there!