Institute for Non-formal Climate Change Education

March 13–15, 2017
Audubon Center of the Northwoods
Sandstone, MN

Are you a naturalist, museum educator, or after school youth program leader? Do you work with community members and the public? This Institute is geared toward anyone interested in learning skills on how to communicate about climate change in non-formal educational settings.  

Join us for a 3-day Institute at the Audubon Center of the Northwoods, where you will engage in climate change activities and workshops, and get a chance to explore the beautiful northwoods. One full day will be presented by NNOCCI, National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation. They are highly skilled in communicating about climate science and want you to gain that confidence, too!

Registration is now closed.

Registration $180
Includes: Room and board!
2 Graduate Credits optional (fee)
Download graduate registration form (PDF 25KB)
24 Clock Hours


Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain skills to feel more confident in their ability to teach and communicate about climate change
  • Engage in climate storytelling and strategic framing for many types of audiences
  • Engage with hands-on activities that teach climate concepts
  • Network with other non-formal educators and experts in climate change education

About the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI):

NNOCCI is a collaborative effort led by the New England Aquarium with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the FrameWorks Institute, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the New Knowledge Organization in partnership with Pennsylvania State University and the Ohio’s Center for Science and Industry.  With support from the NSF Climate Change Education Partnership program, NNOCCI’s goal is to establish a national network of professionals who are skilled in communicating climate science to the American public.