Our World is Changing: Do You Have the Tools to Stay Relevant?
Monday onsite/Tuesday offsite
Helping visitors find personal relevancy with global climate change can be challenging. Our workshop is designed to help you meet this challenge through experiential, collaborative learning in a collegial environment.
You will be provided with foundational climate science, opportunities to engage with scientists and peers, exposure to new technologies, and project time to start an action plan for integrating the latest science, emerging technologies, and innovative communication techniques into your interpretive efforts. You will learn about the latest in basic global climate science, using systems thinking as a context for understanding and interpreting climate change. We will introduce NASA visualization and citizen science tools, and share examples of climate interpretation drawn from the Earth to Sky partnership and participants’ own experiences.
We will also visit the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab to learn about and discuss local impacts of global change with researchers studying climate and global dynamics, explore data visualization and virtual reality technologies, and engage with NCAR’s communication and education professionals. Together we will share and compare best practices and challenges in climate science communication and audience engagement. Weather permitting, we will also observe global-to-local impacts of a changing climate on the surrounding landscape.
Presenters: Anita Davis, Tiffany Fourment, Jenna Giddens, John Morris, Ruth Paglierani, NASA and NCAR scientist(s) TBD
Maximum Number of Participants: 25
Minimum Number of Participants: 10
Meals: Monday coffee break included. Monday lunch is not included; Tuesday lunch included
Time: Monday, 8:00am–5:00pm; Tuesday, 8:00am–4:00pm
Lodging: Not included
Location: Sheraton Downtown Denver & NCAR
Transportation to NCAR: Included