This workshop will teach participants ways to improve skills in creating messages that resonate about climate change and natural resource issues. Strategic framing, a research-based approach, helps to engage audiences in thinking productively about how they can participate in creating or supporting climate change solutions. The workshop is intended for professionals who interact with the public, local government staff, and others who are engaged in community resilience, planning, conservation, education, or outreach. The workshop is approved for 3 credits by the SC Planning Education Advisory Committee and 3 Engineering PDHs. The workshop is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Find more information and a link to register here.
Confluence brings together water professionals from Georgia and the Carolinas to discuss shared challenges and opportunities in water resources management. The theme for the 2017 conference is "Protecting our water resources, are you up to the challenge?" Session topics will include responding to water quality and water availability challenges, regulation, and extreme events. Register here.
As part of a research partnership with the College of Charleston and the University of Oklahoma, the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium will host the "Our Coastal Future Forum" on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 20 at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, SC. The overriding goal is to explore a new process for including a wide variety of views in natural resources planning. The organizers are seeking diverse viewpoints from anyone with a stake in issues facing coastal South Carolina, or those who might just want to learn more. Stipends are available for participation and travel. For more information contact Lee Bundrick or Stacey Weinstock.
North Charleston, SC