Free Climate Science and Communication Mini-Course!
What’s currently going on with climate change in Alaska, and how do we best engage audiences on climate issues? If you’ve been wondering about these and similar questions, save-the-date October 21st, and join the Earth to Sky interagency partnership for an in-person mini-course in Fairbanks, with our partners from NASA, National Park Service, and many other agencies and organizations. Join us!
- Meet with world-class scientists and communicators and explore the best practices and latest insights into understanding/responding to changing climate
- Hear about the latest research being conducted by the NASA Arctic Boreal and Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Campaign in Canada and Alaska
- Learn tips on climate communication from experienced Earth to Sky alumni
- Explore new tools, including citizen science activities and stunning visual resources from NASA
- Discover useful online resources to help develop your understanding of and ability to communicate about climate
- Become part of a statewide community of engaged educators, working on the best ways to communicate about climate with audiences, both on-site and virtually
- Outline your own customized plan for presenting a climate program or designing a product for use at your work site
And best of all, learn how to stay connected to these scientists and communicators over time. You’re not alone in your efforts - and here’s proof there’s lots of help available!
Target Audience: Federal, State, Municipal, Non-profit and private organization communicators, school educators, and anyone interested in climate literacy. Participation by partners and collaborators is especially encouraged.
What: ETS@AK Mini-course 2016
When: Friday, October 21st, 2016
Where: Fairbanks, Alaska - at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
No Tuition Fee
For more info or to add your name to our email list of those interested, Contact:
John Morris Earth to Sky - Alaska Coordinator
16542 Marcus Street
Eagle River, AK 99577
Lead, Earth to Sky Interagency Partnership
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Office: (301) 614-6669 or (410) 480-0718
Earth to Sky (ETS) is expanding its efforts through this course with new emphasis on partnering, and sharing new research specifically within a locally-based and engaged community of communicators and scientists. We are delighted with its successful launch, and look forward to the many future opportunities and new products that will surely result about changing climate in this region.
May 3-5, 2016
What’s really going on with climate change in the Pacific West? And how do you engage your audiences in climate issues?
This workshop-style course led by partners from NASA, National Park Service, and other Federal agencies and non-governmental organizations, will provide participants with a foundation in climate science with emphasis on the connection of global to local processes. Our focus is on climate impacts of direct relevance to western coastal states. Join fellow interpreters and science communicators to
- Discuss and practice selected methods for successful climate communication, and become connected with the growing Earth to Sky community of practice – over 700 communicators and scientists from a variety of national and local organizations gaining and sharing expertise on this topic.
- Depart with cutting edge knowledge about climate change, and a plan for bringing the climate story to your visitors in engaging and inspiring ways.
- And learn how you can stay connected to these scientists and communicators over the long term. You’re not alone in your efforts – there’s lots of help available!
Target Audience: Federal, State, Municipal agencies, as well as non-profit and private organizations with science communicators, interpreters, environmental educators and education specialists. Participants should have some experience with communication principles and techniques. Knowledge of climate science is not required. Partners and collaborators planning to work together on joint projects are especially encouraged
When: Tuesday - Thursday, May 3-5, 2016
Where: The General’s Residence, Fort Mason, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco
Tuition: $ 0.00 (Participants provide their own food, lodging and transportation)