In April and May, N.C. Sea Grant, East Carolina University, and COSEE (Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) hosted two workshops titled Communicating Changing Conditions at the Coast. These workshops were
targeted at public information officers, non-formal educators, and land use plans with the objectives of creating a broader network of people delivering and exchanging information on sea-level rise; increasing participants' knowledge of sea-level rise science; and refining participants' skills for communicating about sea-level rise.
Forty-seven people attended the two workshops, including N.C. Aquarium staff, local land use planners, and federal agency staff. Through facilitated breakout groups, workshop participants began to develop communication products. Those products included climate change curricula for teachers and students; climate change training session for aquarium volunteers; brochure and fact sheets on flooding and stormwater mitigation and wetlands preservation for homeowners and communities; and a workshop for scientists on how to communicate their research.
This project is sponsored by: