Climate Change Science and Communication in the Pacific West

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?

GG-FtMason-smThis 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)

This course is full, applications are no longer being accepted.

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