Past Events

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SC-CSC Annual Research Workshop

Nov. 19, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2015

Fort Worth, TX

The SC-CSC Annual Research Workshop provides a forum for researchers and resource management professionals to discuss inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional climate-related research topics and develop teams in preparation for future requests for proposals. The format of the workshop focuses on working in intense small groups to develop proposal topic outlines related to climate challenges within the south-central US. Participants are primarily researchers who are currently engaged in climate-related projects and resource managers who are interested in being active partners in climate-related research.

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Tribes - NM

Oct. 26, 2015 - Oct. 29, 2015

Santa Fe, NM

This course will be taught by the National Conservation Training Center and is designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners in two essential elements in the design of climate adaptation plans: (1) identifying which species or habitats are likely to be most strongly affected by projected changes; and (2) understanding why these resources are likely to be vulnerable. Vulnerability Assessments are a critical tool in undertaking any climate change planning or implementation. We will use regionally specific examples tailored to participants.

Please register via email to April Taylor (April.Taylor@Chickasaw.net) at the South Central Climate Science Center. In the message include your name, job title, tribal affiliation, email, phone number, mailing address, and the workshop location you will be attending.

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Climate Science Grant Writing for Tribes

Jul. 23, 2015

301 David L. Boren Blvd
4 Partners Place-Room 3065
Norman, OK 73072

This workshop is a follow-up to the grant writing workshop held in Dallas last December. This summer’s workshop will focus on developing a funding strategy for your tribal vulnerability assessments and climate adaptation plans. It will also include developing the social skills or “soft skills” needed to construct a successful grant proposal. Soft skills will include how to approach potential partners, speak with the program officer, and talk with climate scientists.

Please register via email to Aaron Fournier (Aaron.Fournier@Chickasaw.net) at the South Central Climate Science Center. In the message include your name, job title, organization, email, and phone number. Please register by July 15, 2015. Seating is limited and will go to the first 30 participants who RSVP.


Workshop handouts:
Agenda
BIA Funding
Grants List
Partners List

Workshop presentations:
Introduction - April Taylor
Building a Funding Strategy - Kim Winton
Building a Grant Writing Team - Todd Fuller
Playing to Your Strengths - Jack Friedman
Challenges and Tips for Writing Grant Proposals - Jadwiga Ziolkowska
How to Find Grants and Partners  - Alicia Knoedler
Breakout Session Introductions
WrapUp

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Tribes - OK

Jun. 29, 2015 - Jul. 2, 2015

Durant, OK

This course will be taught by the National Conservation Training Center and is designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners in two essential elements in the design of climate adaptation plans: (1) identifying which species or habitats are likely to be most strongly affected by projected changes; and (2) understanding why these resources are likely to be vulnerable. Vulnerability Assessments are a critical tool in undertaking any climate change planning or implementation. We will use regionally specific examples tailored to participants.

Please register via email to April Taylor (April.Taylor@Chickasaw.net) at the South Central Climate Science Center. In the message include your name, job title, tribal affiliation, email, phone number, mailing address, and the workshop location you will be attending.

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Undergraduate Summer Internship for Underrepresented Minorities

May. 31, 2015 - Jun. 20, 2015

The South Central CSC is pleased to announce that we will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2015 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (for example, agricultural science, economics, environmental engineering). Interns will be involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on forest ecosystems in Oklahoma, coastal areas in Louisiana, and the Texas Hill Country. Internship participants will travel across the South Central United States to visit university campuses and field locations and interact with faculty conducting cutting edge research.

The internship will take place from Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Saturday, June 20, 2015. Interns will spend one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, one week with Louisiana State University, and one week with Texas Tech University. All meals, lodging and travel will be provided during the three week period. In addition, interns will receive a $200/week stipend for the duration of the program. The program will not cover local travel between the participant’s home to their closest airport, personal equipment (clothing, cameras, etc.), or other personal expenses.

The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Central Time on Friday, March 20, 2015.
For eligibility requirements and to access the application form, please see: http://goo.gl/ifHV35

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Climate Science Grant Writing Workshop for Tribes

Dec. 5, 2014

Wyndham Dallas Suites, 7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX

This workshop provides climate science grant writing training for tribal environmental staff and tribal grant writing staff that may write a climate science proposal. This workshop will introduce some climate science, explore integrating cultural resources, explore how EPA grants are being used for climate activities, introduce some non-EPA grant writing tips, and introduce the potential use of grants.gov for various types of grants submission. In the future, a second workshop will delve into being more strategic and innovative in your climate science proposals and finding appropriate grant funding.

Workshop materials:
* Overview of Climate Change and Variability in the South Central Region
* Tools and Data Handout
* Overview of Natural and Cultural Resources
* Explore EPA Grants and Climate Opportunities
* Persuasive Grant Writing and Overview of Grants.gov
* EPA Climate Indicators Report

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SC-CSC Research Workshop

Nov. 20, 2014 - Nov. 21, 2014

DFW area

A meeting for consortium members and partners to identify near- and longer-term, high-priority SC-CSC research topics in preparation for the forthcoming USGS proposal solicitation as well as for pursuing supplementary external sources of funding in the South Central United States.

More information will be forthcoming.

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TESNAR Environmental Assessment and Problem Solving Using GIS

Nov. 3, 2014 - Nov. 4, 2014

9169 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) would like to invite you to participate in a 2-day training class “2014 TESNAR Environmental Problem Solving GIS Workshop”.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide Tribal environmental staffs and Tribal GIS personnel with introductory information about Tribal digital atlases, land-use fragmentation, Arc Hydro, climate datasets, species vulnerability assessments, mapping Tribal cultural resources, and hands-on GIS exercises. Class participants will receive a workbook, participate in lectures and field exercises, and have numerous opportunities to ask questions of the trainers. There is no registration fee for this class. Class is limited to 20 participants.

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Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Oct. 7, 2014 - Oct. 9, 2014

Norman, OK

The South Central Climate Science Center and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) will be offering a Climate Change Adaptation Planning course on October 7-9, 2014, with an optional field trip the morning of October 10. The course provides an introduction 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. Since the course will focus on climate change impacts in the south central U.S., we especially encourage people from that region to attend. This course will include a 1-day training on Community Resilience provided by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center.

If you are interested in applying for this course, please fill out the application form and release form and fax them to the ITEP office. Space is limited, so please be sure to get your application in as soon as possible. ITEP will be paying lodging costs and reimbursing per diem for up to 20 tribal participants. All participants are responsible for their own transportation costs (airfare, taxis, shuttle service, mileage, etc.). Applications received by August 11, 2013, will have priority consideration.

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Region 6 Transportation-Climate Summit

Sep. 30, 2014

National Weather Center, Norman, OK

You are invited to a one-day regional symposium on the mounting challenges facing this country’s transportation system due to extreme weather and climate variability, hosted by Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC) and the South Central – Climate Science Center (SC-CSC). Please see the SPTC summit announcement or the draft agenda for more information.

Please register for the summit online.

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