Resilience: it’s More Than Just Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse!

UCONN Avery Point
Climate Science & Education Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday July 11-Thursday July 13, 2017
A professional development workshop for formal and informal educators who wish to:
Location: the University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Groton CT

  • Increase their knowledge of climate science, and resilience strategies;
  • Learn about climate impacts and adaptations in the northeastern US;
  • Translate climate science and resilience to the classroom and/or informal education settings.

NOAA’s Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) and Connecticut Sea Grant are collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene a climate science and education workshop for formal and informal educators. Participants will learn from and interact with climate science, education and communication experts. The workshop will focus on topics of climate science and resilience strategies for the northeast region of the United States, with a goal of connecting educators and their students and/or audiences to the best available science-based information and pedagogic resources.

Featured Activities:

  • Presentations by scientists and educators on climate science and resilience.
  • Activities to increase participant climate science knowledge.
  • Activities and demonstrations on teaching climate, engaging in resilience activities and related topics.
  • Connections to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Notes on Food & Lodging:

Lunch and snacks will be provided during the workshop.
Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements. Lodging and dining recommendations and additional information, will be sent to all confirmed registrants well in advance of the workshop.
Registration for the workshop is on a first come first serve basis and the number of participants is very limited! When enrollment has reached capacity, online registration will be closed. Registration is $40 per person. It includes daily lunch, snacks, field trips, and a plethora of resources! Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging.

To register for the workshop you must fully complete the online form and send a check or purchase order to: Connecticut Sea Grant – Climate Workshop, 1080 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340. Register Here

You will receive an email confirming your participation in the workshop only when your registration fee has been processed. A detailed workshop itinerary, lodging and dining recommendations, and additional information will be sent to all confirmed registrants well in advance of the workshop.

All attendees will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the workshop as well as the number of professional development hours earned.

For more info re: the overall workshop, contact Diana Payne at: Diana Payne. phone: 860.405.9248
Questions re: your registration fee? contact Andrea Kelly. phone: 860.405.9128

For more information on the NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project, go to:
NOAA Climate Stewards











CTSG Attends Sea Grant Week 2016

Many of our Connecticut Sea Grant staff attended Sea Grant Week in Newport RI on October 10-17. We were celebrating Sea Grant’s 50th Anniversary of serving the nation with science-based solutions in the coastal and Great Lakes states. Presentations and networking allowed us to share ideas and successes with our colleagues from all over the USA, Guam, and guests from Japan and Korea. A big part of the meeting was planning a vision forward for our next 50 years, and how to prioritize needs and identify partners.

The group decided to continue the next 4 years with these priorities:

  • Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
  • Resilient Communities & Economies
  • Sustainable Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Environmental Literacy & Workforce Development

Sea Grant Week 2016

Our program was pleased to receive, with New Hampshire and Maine Sea Grant, the Sea Grant Research to Application Award for a group effort. The award was selected for our efforts in research and outreach integration in Sea Vegetable aquaculture.

Sea Grant SGA President Sylvain DeGuise (our program director) presented the Sea Grant Association Distinguished Service Award to Admiral Richard (Dick) West, who also serves on our CTSG Senior Advisory Board. The award recognizes individuals who have provided truly superior service benefiting the entire Sea Grant College Program Network. The nomination read as follows: “Admiral West has served tirelessly on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board, enthusiastically accepting the most difficult assignments while remaining respectful, effective and collegial. Dick has consistently engaged the Administration (including NOAA leadership and OMB) and members of Congress to speak highly about Sea Grant.”

Also honored was Richard Blumenthal, US Senator from Connecticut, who received the Sea Grant Association Award. The Sea Grant Association Award recognizes an individual for direct demonstrable contributions through research, education/training, advisory, or public service activities which embody Sea Grant concepts, or have been effective users of Sea Grant products. The nomination read as follows: “Senator Blumenthal’s commitment to coastal and ocean issues has remained consistent and steadfast. He recently played a significant role in the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the first marine national monument in the U.S. Atlantic. ”

Among the many distinguished guest speakers addressing the challenges of the future were Dr. Jonathan Pennock, Director of the National Sea Grant Office, Dr. Bob Ballard, URI, and U.S.Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

One highlight was a field trip to the Deepwater Wind Farm, 3 miles offshore of Block Island, expected to soon power 17,000 homes as a pilot project.

Read all about it here.

Go to the official Sea Grant Week 2016 website