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  • 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...
  • Many of us who trained as marine scientists went into our field because we wanted not only to study the ocean, but to protect it — and to inspire others to do so as well. We reasoned that, if we just provided people with information, they would change...
  •   Living in the Information Age, it is often overwhelming to search for information you need and knowing it is a trustworthy source. This is especially true for climate related science information for communicators to reach broad public audiences....
  • One week ago, leaders from around the world gathered in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit to celebrate efforts to curb fossil fuel emissions and to step up ambitions to meet the targets set forth by the Paris Agreement. Attendees...
  • (Example of an interpretive climate change message using Strategic Framing excerpted from a commencement   speech for the Harvard Extention School Museum Studies Program) Here’s a surprising penguin fact: much like our own communities, African...
  • (Excerpted from a commencement speech for the Harvard Extention School Museum Studies Program) The Role of Museums In Tackling Climate Change At the New England Aquarium, I spend most of my time working at the intersection of museums and...
  • In late January, ahead of the anticipated release of a new IPCC report later this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new handbook for their scientific authors on how to more effectively engage the public and...
  • The National Network for Ocean & Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) has some exciting news for climate change communicators! Those of you who have received training in Strategic Framing® techniques through the network may recall collecting pre-...

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