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NNOCCI Central California Study Circle is now accepting applications from informal educators (and early career scientists*) ready to learn best practices around communicating about climate change in informal education settings.

We are excited to announce that the application period is now open for the National Network of Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) Central California Regional Study Circle.  NNOCCI’s goal is to establish a national network of professionals who are skilled in communicating climate science to the American public in ways that are engaging and straightforward, while stimulating a productive conversation that is interesting, welcoming and solutions-oriented.  This study circle will be led by members of San Francisco Zoo, The Marine Mammal Center, the National Park Service, Utah’s Hogle Zoo and San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.  All meetings will occur in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow the link to download more information. Please note that there is no stipend available for participation in this Study Circle for educators or science fellows.

For Informal Educators: The application deadline is Nov. 30.  Applications be can found online at: NNOCCI Central CA Study Circle Application.  Contact Adam Ratner, ratnera@tmmc.org, with any additional questions.

*For Early Career Scientists: We are also recruiting two to four early career scientists (up to 2 Masters students and 2 PhD students or Postdocs in marine or climate science) to join this Study Circle as Science Fellows. Science Fellows have a unique opportunity to develop effective climate communications skills, hone their teaching practice, and share scientific expertise with a community of professional science educators. Upon completion of the Study Circle, they join a  network of NNOCCI Science Fellows, primarily former postdocs from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. For more information, contact Sarah D. Ferner at daviess@sfsu.edu.(Note: Science Fellows do not send in the NNOCCI application and do not need to apply in pairs. Fellows will be selected by mid-December.)

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