To help meet the challenge to successfully communicate about climate change with public audiences, this regionally focused course will draw upon NASA, NOAA, NPS, and USFWS expertise, as well as other subject matter experts, to present accurate, up-to-date global & regional science, and effective communication techniques. This highly interactive course will focus on global climate change science and communication, with special emphasis on the Mid-Atlantic region.
Earth to Sky@ Mid-Atlantic will be delivered in a blended learning environment. The 60 hours of course work will be spread across 12 weeks, with the first day conducted via Webinar on February 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST, and ending May 16, 2014. Distance learning sessions will frame the two-day of face-to-face sessions, to be held on March 12 -13, 2014 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), on the East coast of Virginia.
Distance learning components consist of both on demand training and real time webinars & teleconferences
Earth to Sky Climate Change Starter Kit
Earth systems science, which will help provide a context for the global science;
NASA/NOAA and other content sessions delivered via recorded presentations followed by live interactions with presenters;
Getting to know your audiences content followed by live interactions with ETS coaches and course leaders.
A series of Climate Science webinar sessions presented by NASA and NOAA scientists
On-line and in-person whole class and small group discussions led by ETS coaches and course leaders
Climate change communication techniques, including ETS alumni presentations, via webinar
Engaging youth and others in the topic of climate change, via webinar
Note: Attendance in all distance learning & face to face sessions are required for completion of the course.
To be considered for this course, complete the supplemental application (required) and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 13, 2014.
The supplemental application can be found by clicking on this link: http://nctc.fws.gov/DEO/OUT8109ETSCommunicatingClimateChange.htm
Disregard “Number of Open Seats” as all applicants are waitlisted and notified of enrollment status by January 17, 2014.
Have questions? Join us for a live teleconference on January 7, 2014 from 3-4PM EST.
Additional course details and updates are posted on the ETS website at: http://earthtosky.org/
Tuition Fee: $398.
Tuition fee does not apply to BLM, FWS or NPS participants. All others must provide payment information as soon after registration as possible; however payments will not be processed until the conclusion of the class. For more information regarding providing payment, see http://training.fws.gov/learn/tuition.htm