2024 Climate Change and My Community Workshop

Theme: Water and Fish

Dates: June 12-14, 2024 

Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus and nearby field sites

Application: Teams of two or three apply. Teams may include a community member, educators, Indigenous knowledge holder such as an Elder, and/or advisor to youth groups. Each person on the team must fill out an application. At least one member of the team is required to enroll in a three-credit 500-level professional development course.

Application DUE DATE: Friday April 5, 2024

Questions: Christi Buffington, or    call (907) 474-2794

Description: Climate change influences our lives in Alaska and the changes occurring in the Arctic impact the entire planet. The Climate Change and My Community workshop is for community members, educators, knowledge holders, and/or youth advisors interested in learning more about the following:

Participants will learn how to engage youth in observing changes that relate to food security. These may include observations in berries, fish habitat, water quality, clouds, weather, soils, permafrost, erosion, and the timing of green-up and green-down. 

You and the youth you work with will collaborate with University of Alaska Fairbanks and NASA scientists to conduct an investigation using Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) citizen science protocols and inquiry learning methods and use these data, satellite data, and the knowledge of community Elders to inform a climate change stewardship or adaptation project in the place you live throughout the school year. Attending this workshop will engage you in a project called Arctic and Earth STEM integrating GLOBE and NASA (SIGNs), which is funded through NASA Award No. NNX16AC52A).

Instructors: Arctic and Earth SIGNs team

Successful applicants will receive:                         

Successful applicants will be required to: