Apply Now to the Earth to Sky Climate Change Science and Communication Course
July 15, 2015
By Jessica Rohde
"Denali Sunrise" by Sandy Brown Jensen. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr
The Earth to Sky Partnership invites you to apply for this course focused on climate science and communication as it applies to Alaska! The heart of the course is comprised of three days of face-to-face sessions held at the Bureau of Land Management's Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage, AK on Wednesday through Friday October 14-16, 2015. The course will feature one evening session and a field trip to a local site as a case study for climate change effects and communication practices. The course includes 3.5 hours of preparatory assignments and a one-hour follow-up class webinar session.
Limited funds are available to help defray travel costs – see application.
Federal, State, Municipal agency, as well as non-profit and private organization 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 are especially encouraged.
Participants in this course will
- Meet with world-class scientists and communicators to discuss their best practices and the latest insights about understanding and responding to changing climate.
- Hear about the latest research in carbon and energy systems, specific to Alaska; learn the latest about ’s 9-year campaign from the scientists themselves.
- Join interactive sessions with specialists on many climate topics, including thawing permafrost, changes in hydrology, and new wildlife dynamics.
- Experience climate research first-hand on a field-trip to a local site where researchers will engage directly with workshop participants.
- Become part of an engaged community of interpreters and educators, statewide, who are working on communicating about climate to audiences on-site and virtually.
- Walk away with a customized plan for developing a climate program or product which you and your partners can use at your site with your audiences. And learn how you can stay connected to these scientists and communicators over the long term.
Application Deadline August 15, 2015.
Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Christine Mataya,