Climate Change Science & Communication: Ama (Water) Is Life

Earth to Sky is coming to Cherokee, North Carolina on November 30th-December 2nd, 2023!

Join us for this free, in-person, workshop-style course to learn about what’s going on with climate change in western North Carolina/eastern Tennessee and how to engage with audiences on climate issues.

This course is hosted by Earth to Sky Team Southern Appalachian Highlands

About the Course

This course provides a foundation in climate science with an emphasis on the connection between global to local processes and on climate impacts in your region. Participants will discuss and practice proven methods for successful climate communication and connect with the growing Earth to Sky community of practice – over 700 communicators and scientists from a variety of organizations improving and sharing their expertise on this topic. You will leave the course armed with knowledge about cutting-edge climate science and a plan for bringing the climate story to your visitors in engaging and inspiring ways.
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  • Meet with world-class scientists and communicators to discuss best practices and the latest insights about understanding and responding to a changing climate
  • Hear about the latest global and regional climate research from the scientists themselves. 
  • Join interactive sessions with specialists about regional impacts on water.
  • Experience community science and climate communications first-hand on a field trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where educators will engage directly with workshop participants to evaluate teaching resources using local data.
  • Meet colleagues from around the region and join a community of interpreters and educators working on communicating regional climate issues.
  • Learn how to stay connected with these scientists and communicators. You’re not alone in your efforts - there’s lots of help available!

Target Audience                                                        

Public school teachers. Participants should have an interest in climate data and communication. Knowledge of climate science is not required. Teachers interested in collaboration planning to work together on joint projects with students are especially encouraged.