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MCC Presents at 9th Annual National Adaptation Forum

May 9-11, 2017

In May 2017, The Manager Climate Corps program led an interactive forum at the 9th Annual National Adaptation Forum in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Adaptation Forum is for the community of climate change adaptation professionals to explore, learn, explore, innovate, and share space together. To find about more on this event, visit the conference program. At this event, the MCC presented in the session, “Teaching Climate Adaptation: regional climate science center network activities on education and training.” The presentation title was “Facilitating Knowledge Coproduction on Hawaiʻi Island: managers and scientists in the context of climate change.” You may view the presentation slides here.

The Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) have designed and implemented a diversity of educational and training activities from research fellowships, projects, and professional skills development (e.g. science communication) to networking and knowledge exchange, sharing and integrating “ways of knowing”, understanding management challenges, and co-creating implementable solutions among researchers and practitioners. In the Teaching Climate Change session, CASCs provide an overview of CASCs student education activities, regional trainings, skills workshops, and early professional engagements. The session drew on a diverse set of education and training experiences from across the eight regional CASCs with presentations from Toni Lyn Morelli (Northeast CASC), Scott Laursen (Pacific Islands CASC), Aparna Bamzai (North Central CASC), Cari Furiness (Southeast CASC), and Jill Lackett (North Central CASC).