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Earth to Sky Alumnus Named as a White House Champion of Change for Climate Education and Literacy

COC-John-smallWe are extremely excited that Earth to Sky alumnus John Morris (National Park Service, retired) has been honored as one of eight people selected as White House Champions of Change for Climate Education and Literacy. On February 9, 2015, a ceremony was held at the White House offices, to honor these leaders in climate communication/education.

 

NEW Online Graduate Courses in Interpretation THIS FALL at SFA

Tuition Assistance Available

This Fall, Stephen F. Austin University (SFA) is piloting a year-long series of online courses, Science and the Public Interface, centered on the topic of effective communication of controversial science (such as evolution, climate change, nanotechnology, stem cell therapy, etc).  The courses are developed by state, federal, museum, non-profit and university partners.

The 5-course sequence is designed to help you facilitate audience connections to science, place, each other and community, and provide opportunity to master 21st century science communication/interpretation skills including citizen science, framing, crucial conversations, facilitated dialogue, and community engagement.

SFA states that the courses will

  • strengthen your ability to engage audiences about the process of science and what makes science controversial
  • explore emerging techniques that lead to such outcomes as self-discovery, mutual understanding, respect, care, community capacity building, and stewardship
  • outline a framework within which collaboration can emerge, helping audiences move from awareness to action.

 Courses can be taken online through Stephen F. Austin State University at the 1-credit workshop or 3-credit graduate course level. Tuition assistance is available.

Apply/Register Now to join in the first semester of courses, beginning August 26, 2014 (Tuesday) and ending on or before December 12, 2014 (Friday)

pdfAdditional course information, registration procedures, timelines, tuition and contact information.

 

$2500 Minigrants Offered to the ETS Community by the NASA Global Precipitation Mission (GPM)

This archived Blackboard Collaborate session provides information about this great funding opportunity and excellent examples of how last year's recipients used the funding to create Climate Change Interp/Education products and programs.

Mini-grant proposals are due COB June 13, 2014!

DorianThis session features NASA Global Precipitation Mission Education and Outreach lead, Dorian Janney, who describes this great opportunity for you to propose for funding your climate change project. Dorian outlines the requirements for the short proposal, including deadlines and funding levels. 

ETS Alumni Leah Eskelin (Kenai NWR) , Susan Sachs (Great Smoky Mountains NP) and Tim Taglauer (Shenandoah NP), who received grants last year  describe the projects they have been working on or completed. These projects are wonderful examples of work within our community that any of us can draw from for ideas, best practices and lessons learned, even if you are not seeking funding.

View the Webinar Here

docETS-GPM Mini-grant Application Form pdfETS-GPM Mini-grant Application Form (pdf)

pptxSession Powerpoint

pdfSession Powerpoint (PDF version)