Climate Academy (ALC 3193)
This 5 month online course is designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication. Beginning in February 2014, a webinar session will be held every other week for 5 months for a total of 10 sessions (participants will be asked on the application what day and time of the week is best for a 1.5 hour webinar session). Pre-webinar assignments, class resources and discussion forums will be accessed through Moodle, a distance learning platform (no special software required). Course participants will then develop a final product (such as a report or presentation) addressing climate change in their management of natural resources.
The course was developed in partnership with staff from the USFWS’s NCTC, The Wildlife Society (TWS), the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), the National Park Service (NPS), and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
*You will be required to complete an additional application after you register in DOI Learn before you are officially enrolled in the class. This 5 question application will be emailed to you after you apply in DOI Learn and must be completed in order to be considered for enrollment.
State and federal natural resource managers and conservation professionals
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the scientific basis of climate change
- Understand biological impacts of climate change
- Recognize and identify methods of addressing uncertainty
- Understand Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments
- Identify principles of adaptation planning and examples of adaptation action
- Effectively communicate climate change impacts to co-workers, stakeholders and management
- Identify methods to incorporate climate change into your work
Last updated: November 25, 2013
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