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NCTC to hold Climate Change Discussion

By Staff | Sep 22, 2011

On Wednesday Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. The National Conservation Training Center will present a panel discussion, An Evening of Conversation: Communicating Climate Change Facilitating Audience Connections. The panel discussion will take place at the Byrd Auditorium in the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, W.Va. You are cordially invited to attend this engaging and thought-provoking event.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and NASA have come together to create Earth to Sky (ETS), a Federal, tri-agency partnership working to collaborate across all sectors in support of scientific literacy. Through unique learning experiences, ETS brings scientists and communications professionals together in a collegial environment fostering a community of practice to develop communications products and strategies for furthering environmental efforts across the Nation.

This evening panel, open to the public, is part of an ETS course on Communicating Climate Change. The panel will consist of: Connie Roser-Renouf, Principle Investigator, “Global Warming’s Six Americas,” George Mason University Center for CC Communication; Debika Shome, Deputy Director, Harmony Institute and co-author of “The Psychology of Climate Change Communication”; and Becky Lacome, Acting Training Manager for National Park Service Interpretation and Education, Stephen T. Mather Training Center.

Panelists will share their insights into effective strategies that enable the communication of the complexities of climate change to varied audiences with diverse attitudes. After their initial presentations, and guided dialogue, the panel will take questions from the public.

The presentation is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of a monthly series of “NCTC Conservation Lectures” held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or mark_madison@fws.gov or check out our web page at: http://nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html