Register for the 2018 Climate Academy

By Kaitlyn Miller

©Erin Clark, USFWS

Registration is now open for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center’s (NCTC’s) Climate Academy.  A new condensed version of the program has been developed through a partnership of a variety of organizations — USFWS’s NCTC, The Wildlife Society, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the National Park Service, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northeast Climate Science Center, and the America Adapts Climate Change podcast.

This year, the online program will be offered over a period of eight weeks, from Jan 10, 2018 – March 7, 2018. It will be held on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:00pm Eastern. The goal of the program is to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication. It is designed to encourage networking among conservation professionals and provides the opportunity for participants to interact with climate change experts as they address case studies across multiple habitat types. It concludes with each student developing a final product that addresses climate change in their management of natural resources. The final project for the program will be due no later than March 23, 2018.

“Climate Academy is a great chance for natural resources professionals to gain an in-depth understanding of climate change in relation to their everyday professional lives,” says Caroline Murphy, Government Relations Program Coordinator at TWS. “This course offering provides professionals with a solid foundation in which to draw upon throughout their careers.”

Natural resource and conservation professionals are encouraged to attend this course. Tuition is $200, though it is waived for Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service employees.

For registration questions contact: Jill DelVecchio at jill_delvecchio@fws.gov or 304-876-7424.

For content questions contact: Ashley Fortune Isham at Ashley_Fortune_Isham@fws.gov or 304-876-7361.

Kaitlyn Miller is a policy intern at The Wildlife Society as part of the Wildlife Policy and Programs team. Read more of Kaitlyn's articles here.