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Adapting Your Work to Climate Change: Freshwater Future’s Spring Climate Symposium

May 10-12, 2012 • Buffalo, NY
Climate change doesn’t mean that you have to panic or close your eyes and pretend it isn’t happening. This workshop is designed to provide an understanding of the basic approaches and tools to begin to incorporate climate change into your existing conservation efforts. We will explore key concepts in adaptation; approaches to communicating about climate change; and available tools and resources to help you move forward. The session will also include a climate change clinic in which participants will start applying adaptation principles to their own conservation project ideas. Participants should be prepared to briefly describe their own work. Come ready to brainstorm, leave ready to act.
Note: We are still finalizing the Freshwater Future/EcoAdapt Climate Adaptation Workbook, and will post a PDF version when it’s finalized. Keep an eye on this site!
Agenda & Speakers
  • Ann Baughman, Freshwater Future
  • Jennie Hoffman, EcoAdapt
  • Julie O'Leary, Freshwater Future
  • Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt
Reading & Resources
Note: Items with * indicates resources mentioned during the workshop
Basic Climate Change Information
Great Lakes Region-specific information
Climate Communication and Education
  • Global Warming’s Sixe Americas. Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. There are a series of related reports over a period of several years.
Climate Change Adaptation Guides
Some Useful Web Sites
  • *NOAA’s Digital Coast. Provides tools, training, data, and case histories of how these tools have been used for climate adaptation and other coastal management issues.
  • *Climate Central. Provides a variety of research and information on communicating climate change to a range of audiences
  • *Climate Access. Facilitates peer-to-peer exchange of information and experience related to communicating about climate change.