Understanding the Arctic as a System

Climate Change 101

Climate change is happening in Alaska. It is affecting us all. Let’s work together to create positive strategies to adapt. Learn to gather up-to-date, scientific and community-based knowledge about future changes. Develop skills for communicating these changes to others.

 

UAF climate change researchers and communications experts are offering a hands-on, climate change workshop to address climate change questions. Environmental leaders, teachers, and other interested and engaged community members are invited to join us for information, brainstorming, discussing, strategizing, and sharing of the latest climate change data, maps, and tools. Bring your energy, your ideas, and your respect for others. We hope to see you there!

Where: International Arctic Research Center . Akasofu 501 . 2160 Koyukuk Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775

 

When: June 9

 

The workshop will be divided into a morning and afternoon session. You are welcome to attend one or both.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE BASICS
Morning session . 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Learn about climate change in Alaska
• What are the biggest on-going changes throughout the state
• How are changes likely to affect people’s lives and livelihoods?
• How high is our certainty, and how do we deal with uncertainty?
• How do scientific data and models help us as we learn to adapt?
• How can community and individual participation expand our knowledge and help us adapt?

COMMUNICATION AND ACTION
Afternoon session . 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
• Learn to talk about climate change (brainstorm your “elevator pitch”)
• How can we learn from others, gather and make use of information, and encourage engagement?
• Where can you find more in-depth information and data?
• Learn ways to get involved
• How can you put your background and expertise to use?

 

Questions or comments- please contact Nancy Fresco; (907) 474-2405.

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