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Rachel Thompson, with Maine’s Island Institute, is holding a two-part workshop on climate change science. “Communicating Local Impacts of Climate Change” (9AM-5PM Sat Sep 14, Keet Gooshi Heen Room 26, free) will help hone the communication skills of teachers, fishermen, and others interested in communicating climate change research. The “WeatherBlur Orientation” (9AM-4PM Sun Sep 15, Keet Gooshi Heen Room 26, free) will introduce participants to an online learning community. To register, email Rachel Thompson at the address given in this link. With ALFA’s Linda Behnken, and Ashley Bolwerk from the Sitka Sound Science Center.
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WeatherBlur workshop brings climate change into focus
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