Climate Communications Training Workshop — Boulder

8:30–8:45 Welcome and Overview
  • Introduction, goals and objectives
  • Why communications about weather and climate are important
  • Key challenges faced by the scientific community in climate communications
Sandy McDonald
8:45–9:15 Overview of Needs Assessment Results
  • Tips and best practices on engaging with the media
Susan Buhr
9:15–10:15 Engaging with the Media
  • Media interviews – preparation and execution for different types of media
Jane Palmer
10:15–10:30 Break
10:30–11:15 Communication Skills
  • Effective climate messages and communications strategies
  • Crafting your message and responding to common questions and misconceptions
Susan Buhr
11:45–12:00 Communications Resources Available to You Susan Buhr
Jane Palmer