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Communities

Communities of Practice are groups of partners who have been selected by the National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service to participate in Phase 1 of our Climate Change Education Partnership project. Each of these communities has participated in a pilot workshop hosted by the Climate Change Education Partnership. Currently participating communities are:
The Big Picture

The Big Picture

The summary report of the Place-based Climate Change Education Partnership is now complete and ready for you to download: https://sites.google.com/site/ccedpartner/project-updates/summaryreportisnowavailable

This is a collaborative project between Colorado State University, National Park Service, National Parks Conservation Association, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. Our goal is to assist national parks, wildlife refuges, and neighboring communities in changing the way they communicate about climate change. We believe that looking at climate change through the lens of national parks and wildlife refuges gives the public an opportunity to make the connection between climate change and a specific local place and personal experience. We are taking a place-based approach and brainstorming ways to change the conversation about climate change to be locally-relevant, empowering, and engaging for diverse audiences.

The centerpiece of our project is a series of workshops with our partners across the country. The workshops are inspired by the World Cafe model, with the key purpose of sharing knowledge, experience and insight for best communicating climate change effects in "this place." Through this website you will be able to learn more about the communities currently involved with the project, community workshops, the progress of the project, and how to get involved with the project.

Communities

Communities

Communities of Practice are groups of partners who have been selected by the National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service to participate in Phase 1 of our Climate Change Education Partnership project. Each of these communities has participated in a pilot workshop hosted by the Climate Change Education Partnership. Currently participating communities are:
Our Team

Our Team

This is a collaborative project between Colorado State University, National Park Service, National Parks Conservation Association, and US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Get Involved

Get Involved

This tab will provide partners and site users current information about our project and locate materials for upcoming meetings and discussions.

Click here to visit our Live Blog

This is a list of existing resources available to educators, citizens, students, and others interested in becoming more engaged with transforming climate change communication.
In January 2012, the Place-Based Climate Change Education Partnership hosted a workshop for participants from each of the Communities of Practices and partner agencies to come together to develop a strategy for transforming climate change communication and informal education in national parks and wildlife refuges.  The products from this workshop were incorporated into the proposal for a Phase II Climate Change Education Partnership project through the National Science Foundation. The majority of the content included below was to assist workshop participants in preparing for the collaborative workshop.          
See a brief overview for actively participating on this website or go the live blog.