DEADLINE: Metcalf Institute Climate Change Seminar for Journalists

Event Date: 
February 9, 2015

Journalists from across the U.S. have the rare opportunity to explore new approaches to adaptation and discover fresh story ideas about climate change response and preparedness as part of an upcoming Metcalf Institute Climate Change Seminar for Journalists.  The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is a global leader in providing science training for journalists and has held science-based professional development programs for more than 600 journalists from around the world.

Metcalf Institute is partnering with the National Adaptation Forum ( and EcoAdapt ( to present the free seminar and optional field trip as part of the National Adaptation Forum, May 12-14, 2015, in St. Louis, Missouri. The Forum will provide a rare opportunity for journalists to meet adaptation experts from across the nation representing local, state, regional, tribal and federal interests and will focus on climate change impacts and adaptation efforts ranging from the transportation, insurance and disaster risk management sectors to architecture, agriculture, and environmental justice.

Metcalf Institute’s day and a half-long seminar, May 12-13, will overlap with the National Adaptation Forum to give journalists a customized field- and classroom-based introduction to the Forum’s topics. 

With a grant from The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment and significant in-kind support from EcoAdapt, the seminar is offered at no cost to participating journalists as part of Metcalf Institute’s Climate Change and the News initiative. Metcalf Institute will pay for conference registration and up to four nights of double-occupancy lodging at the conference venue, the St. Louis Station Hotel, and will reimburse up to $250 in travel costs for journalists selected to attend.

Space is limited. Apply by February 9, 2015 by visiting

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