Institute for Climate Educationat A-B TechPamela McCownBlue Ridge Sustainability InstituteGreen Monday - March 19, 2012
Purpose:Actively engage the local community on issues related to climate that put climatechange into terms that our community relates to. • Continuing Ed classes • Free public seminars • Educational workshops • Public outreach
How do we effectivelycommunicate aboutclimate change?
Reaching the PublicContinuing Ed Classes• Aviation Weather Safety - Thursday, March 29 (3 hours) Instructor: Grant Goodge• Mountain Weather and Climate - begins April 3 (3 weeks) Instructor: Tom Ross• Weather Lore MythBusters – Saturday, June 9th (3 hours) Instructor: Rodney Embler
Free Public Seminars - 2011 An Insiders Look: What YOU Need to Know About Climate Presented by: Mark Brooks State Climate Office of North Carolina The Extreme Weather of 2011: Is This Climate Change in Action? Presented by Deke Arndt Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at NOAAs National Climatic Data Center and Chair of the National Climate Extremes Committee Climate Change and Tropical Cyclones: An Increasing Threat to North Carolina? Presented by Dr. Chris Hennon, Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The University of North Carolina Asheville The Long Range Winter Forecast for Western North Carolina Presented by Tom Ross, retired NCDC Meteorologist
Free Public Workshop – Saturday – June 2Severe Weather and Sky Warn CertificationIn coordination with NWS office inGreenville/Spartanburg
Develop educational and training programs to enhance worker opportunities inemerging areas of sustainabilityServe as a regional partner benefitting WNC through sustainability projects Offering 3 urban gardening classes in the spring/summer: • Urban Planning And Preparing Your Urban Garden Space • Growing Food In Your Unban Garden Space • A Blueprint For Creating A Healthy Sustainable Living And Work Space
NABCEP – North American Board of Energy Practitioners