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  • Screenshot of the "Ask a Scientist" Session from the NNOCCI Virtual Conference 2020
      We had a great turnout for our “Ask a Scientist” interactive break-out session at the latest NNOCCI Virtual Conference, but there were so many questions that we didn’t get to! For those of you who couldn’t join us, we’re also summarizing the...
  • NNOCCI Study Circle participants touring a lab during the climate science day of training
    Have you ever wanted or even needed a climate science question answered but couldn’t find an answer and you wanted to speak with a scientist? Have you wanted to work with a scientist to do outreach but didn’t know how to contact someone? If you have...
  • Image of team with hands in a circle
    We all know that we need big, systems-level change in our society in order to address climate change and create a better future. This requires high-impact collective actions that create change at the cultural and public levels by bringing people...
  • Did you know that we have more than 1,447 members with profiles on Climate Interpreter? That’s a really impressive community of support for climate communication! But who are we as a community? If you haven’t yet checked out our members map , be...
  • Evelyn Beaury doing fieldwork
    By Evelyn Beaury, crossposted from That's Life Science (thatslifesci.com), banner image courtesy of Evelyn Beaury My lessons learned from NNOCCI’s keys to successful climate change conversations - let’s solve this together! With such a...
  • Extreme is a word that can send a climate communicator directly into the swamp : the word extreme is inherently a bit alarming, and vague enough to warrant a multi-sentence qualification when you use it. Even scientists disagree on what this word...
  • By: Richelle Tanner Nudibranchs are a type of sea slug known for their beautiful colors and curious incorporation of other animals and plants into their own bodies (e.g. using plant chloroplasts to photosynthesize, incorporating toxins into...
  • Public and higher education traditionally exist in separate spheres. And for good reason – there are different assumptions of prior knowledge, and different goals for informal educators vs. academic researchers. However, when it comes to highly...
  • With the recent IPCC warning that we may have perhaps a dozen years before we encounter severe and irreversible impacts of climate change, it comes as little surprise that a recent survey* in climate communications research indicates 7 in 10 people ...
  • A comic that circulated through social media this past month spread hope on climate change to thousands and was inspired by the artist’s connections to the National Network for Ocean & Climate Change Interpretation ( NNOCCI ). “Climate Worries” a...

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