Climate, Forests and Woodlands and Climate Science Initiative members met last month in Burlington, VT. The 2016 Joint Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) and the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) was the forum for a pre-conference workshop that focused on two priority items: efficient information delivery systems, and effective message crafting for learners interested in climate extension programs.
Using an innovative flipped classroom design, participants came ready to engage and collaborate after before-class work watching videos, reading reports and descriptions of the benefits of a flipped classroom. Applying this philosophy to create innovative programming around climate change was discussed in breakout groups, then discussions shared so everyone contributed and was exposed to the effective messaging lessons shared by the Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively TELE group. Stay tuned to climate, forests and woodlands as they incorporate these lessons into their programming.