News and Events

“I sat through talk after talk thinking I just want someone to tell me a story. That’s when I started looking into StoryCorps.”

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals is excited to be collaborating with Copper River Native Association on an Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning course. This course provides an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning.

Jun 14 2018

Are you new to formal leadership training, or looking to improve your leadership skills? Do you want to know what it means to be a mindful leader? Are you interested in enhancing diversity and inclusivity within your workplace? Are you part of the University of Alaska? If so, join others at UAF on June 14-15, 2018 for a highly interactive, retreat-style workshop on ‘Mindful Leadership: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive UA’ organized by UAF researchers Joanna Young, Jane Wolken and Jessie Young-Robertson, and sponsored by Alaska NSF EPSCoR.

All University of Alaska affilliates are welcome to apply. The deadline for applications is April 13, 2018

Please visit the workshop's website for more information and to apply. 

Location: 
Fairbanks, AK
Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 (All day) to Friday, June 15, 2018 (All day)

 2018 CLIMATE CHANGE AND MY COMMUNITY

Course Date: June 18-22, 2018

Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus and nearby field sites

AK CASC program coordinator Jane Wolken was accepted into the inaugural American Geophysical Union (AGU) Voices for Science Program in the Media/Public Communications Track. This program provides participants with access to science communication and outreach training as well as the support needed for outreach activities in their local community. 

Mar 28 2018

The annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) brings together local and indigenous knowledge of subsistence-based communities and scientific research. The 2018 conference will focus on effectively communicating science and traditional knowledge within rural communities. 

Please visit the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference website for more information. 

Location: 
Nome, Alaska
Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:15am AKDT to Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:15am AKDT

By: Lindsey Heaney

Mendenhall glacier sits roughly 12 miles north of Juneau, Alaska. It’s the only barrier between the Suicide Basin sub-glacial lake and hundreds of residents as well as the critical infrastructure that serves over 32,000 people. In 2011 and 2014, Suicide Basin broke its ice barrier and an outburst flood destroyed nearby trails and property. Since then, these events have been increasing, which causes a significant threat to downstream infrastructure and public safety.

Feb 12 2018

Several AK CASC staff members and scientists are presenting in sessions during The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) this year. These sessions include: 

Location: 
Anchorage, AK
Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 (All day) to Friday, February 16, 2018 (All day)

The newly published paper, Hydrologic Regime Changes in a High-Latitude Glacierized Watershed under Future Climate Conditions, highlights the projected increase of Copper River discharge due to an increase in precipitation and glacial melt water

This 13-minute video, featuring IARC Research Associate Katie Spellman and SNAP's Nancy Fresco, explains the importance and relevance of computer modeling in making sense of climate change.

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