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