National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation - NNOCCI

NNOCCI is a network of individuals and organizations in informal education, the social sciences, and climate sciences. We are currently working in 184 institutions in 38 states. We share a commitment to using evidenced-based communications methods and providing the social and emotional support needed to engage as climate communicators. By working together we develop the knowledge, techniques, community and confidence needed to empower our audiences. And by speaking about climate change consistently across the country we are changing public discourse to be positive, civic-minded and solutions-focused.

NNOCCI colleagues continue to experiment, evaluate and share successes from their work with each other. We learn about the latest findings in climate science and oceanography and how to apply these to our own interpretive contexts at our institutions. In addition we build trust and lasting bonds among colleagues across the country who share an interest in developing effective ways to engage audiences in learning about climate and ocean change.

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What does NNOCCI have to offer for visitors to

NNOCCI offers resources and training to help others strengthen their voices and to increase our collective impact in promoting climate action. Please see the descriptions of our training opportunities below, and the links to our introductory resources at the bottom of this page.

Training Opportunities:

Beginner Workshops

Get grounded in the way Americans think about climate change and introduced to the communications tools at your disposal. We like to think of this as the NNOCCI phrasebook training. We have options for this training that are 2, 4, 6 hrs in length. The more hours, the more time you have to practice and apply the tools with feedback. Beginner workshops are hosted periodically at locations around the country based on the availability of our trainers. Upcoming scheduled trainings are available through the events calendar on this website. Email [email protected] for more information.

Train-the-Trainer Study Circles: Coming FALL 2020! 

A NNOCCI Study Circle is a cross-disciplinary learning group made up of peers with expertise from fields of professional interpretation, climate and ocean sciences, and communications and cultural sciences. Through a series of facilitated in-person meetings, online work and practical activities, participants build knowledge of ocean and climate science, communications and cultural sciences. They apply lessons learned to communications or educational opportunities in the context of their work environment through several cycles of development, practice, sharing and reflection. We consider this training to bring you to bring you to a conversational fluency in Strategic Framing® and you will be certified to teach others.

Study Circles are 70 hour courses open to pairs of colleagues from institutions in informal education and climate science who want to improve their skills at engaging the public in climate conversations. 

Check back here for more info in early 2020 about dates, cost and locations.

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