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Climate Science & Education Professional Development Workshop:

Resilience: It’s Not Just Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse


University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Groton, Connecticut

Tuesday, July 11 through Thursday, July 13, 2017


Click here to register for the workshop



NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) and Connecticut Sea Grant are collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene a climate science and education workshop for formal and informal educators. Participants will learn from and interact with climate science, education and communication experts. The workshop will focus on topics of climate science and resilience strategies for the northeast region of the United States, with a goal of connecting educators and their students and/or audiences to the best available science-based information and pedagogic resources.


Registration for the workshop is on a first come first serve basis and the number of participants is very limited! When enrollment has reached capacity, online registration will be closed. Registration is $40 per person. It includes daily lunch, snacks, field trips, and a plethora of resources! Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging.


To register for the workshop you must fully complete the online form and send a check or purchase order to: Connecticut Sea Grant - Climate Workshop, 1080 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340.


You will receive an email confirming your participation in the workshop only when your registration fee has been processed. A detailed workshop itinerary, lodging and dining recommendations, and additional information will be sent to all confirmed registrants well in advance of the workshop.


All attendees will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the workshop as well as the number of professional development hours earned.


For more info re: the overall workshop, contact Diana Payne at: phone: 860.405.9248

Questions re: your registration fee? contact Andrea Kelly at: phone: 860.405.9128


A professional development workshop for formal and informal educators who wish to:

·         Increase their knowledge of climate science, and resilience strategies;

·         Learn about climate impacts and adaptations in the northeastern US; and

·         Translate climate science and resilience to the classroom and/or informal education settings.


Times: 8:30am - 5:00pm daily.


Place: Marine Sciences Building, Room 103, The University of Connecticut - Avery Point, 1080 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340


Primary Contacts:  

·         Diana Payne

·         Molly Harrison

·         Bruce Moravchik

·         Peg Steffen

Featured Activities:

·         Presentations by scientists and educators on climate science and resilience.

·         Activities to increase participant climate science knowledge.

·         Activities and demonstrations on teaching climate, engaging in resilience activities and related topics.

·         Connections to the Next Generation Science Standards.


Notes on Food & Lodging:

·         Lunch and snacks will be provided during the workshop.

·         Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements. Lodging and dining recommendations and additional information, will be sent to all confirmed registrants well in advance of the workshop.

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NYSMEA Address:

Tom Greene

Physical Science Dept.

Kingsborough Community College

2001 Oriental Blvd.

Brooklyn, NY  11235

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