Spreading the word about climate change
A team of U-Idaho faculty and graduate students have been traveling around Montana and Idaho for the past two weeks, conducting workshops about climate change. Their goal is not only to provide complex information about climate change to land and resource managers, but also to explore the best ways to communicate complex scientific information to generalist audiences.
Team members believe that by making information about climate change causes and impacts easier to understand, they can also make it easier for the public and policy makers to react and adapt.
“The workshops have been going great and are being received well by our audiences,” said team member Jarod Blades, a graduate student in Natural Resources.
The workshops were held in Boise, Grangeville and McCall, Idaho, and in Missoula, MT. They were funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT).