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Online course: Managing for a Changing Climate

The South Central Climate Science Center is offering online classes this fall on climate science and how to manage for changing climate. The information is below. The first class starts on August 27 so sign up soon if you are interested. Other classes will start later this fall.

Managing for a Changing Climate Fall Courses

Aug. 27, 2018 – Nov. 26, 2018

The DOI South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (managed by USGS and hosted at OU) is launching an updated version of its popular free online course “Managing for a Changing Climate” this Fall (see attached flyer). The course will be offered as four short courses, allowing participants to focus on specific topics with a much shorter time commitment.

Short courses being offered:
Introduction to the climate system (August 27 – September 10, 2018)
Climate models, downscaling, and assessments (September 10 – October 1, 2018)
Societal impacts of climate change (October 1 – October 22, 2018)
Physical impacts of climate change & adaptation strategies (October 22 – November 26, 2018)

The courses will use the platform. To sign up for a short course, please complete this online form.

Additional Information
Each week, participants in the short courses will watch 4-6 short educational videos (5-10 min each), read additional supplemental material, and conduct discussions online. There will be OU students taking this course for credit and you will have the opportunity to engage with them through the online discussion boards. All participants will be evaluated through online quizzes. Upon completion of a short course, each participant will receive a personalized certificate!

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Kuster (

Development of this course was funded by the USGS through the South Central Climate Science Center on Grant #G15AP00136, NASA through the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium on Grant #NNX11AB54H, and the University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. The contents of this course are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the funding agencies.