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A New Interactive Education Module on Climate Change Responses

Thursday, 15 December 2016 to Friday, 15 December 2017

The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC; www.fs.usda.gov/ccrc/) has released a new interactive online education module on climate change adaptation responses. The module, “Responses to Climate Change: What You Need to Know”, provides a brief overview of adaptation options for resistance, resilience, and transition, and how to incorporate these ideas into natural resource planning and activities. Interactive features allow users to control their learning experience, with opportunities to explore outside links and see examples of how managers are adapting to climate change on the ground.  The main material is followed by a regionally-specific activity that engages users in creating their own adaptation plan based on real-world examples. Completing the activity will generate a personalized certificate.  The module was designed to be approachable and flexible for busy professionals and others, like the general public, who wish to understand options for climate change adaptation.  This is the third module in a series of education modules produced by the CCRC.  The first education module, “Climate Change Science and Modeling”, covers the fundamentals of climate change science, and the second module, “Climate Change Effects on Forests and Grasslands” builds on that foundation, examining climate change effects around the country.  This third new module completes the series by focusing on solutions for adapting ecosystems to climate change.  The climate change modules are available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/ccrc/education.