Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sign up by Monday for free climate-change seminar in Chicago; travel aid may be available

Monday, Aug. 18, is the deadline to sign up for a free seminar in Chicago on Sept. 19 about covering climate change, including its effects on fisheries, forests and agriculture; public health challenges raised by climate change; and how climate change is driving policy and economic decisions in the Great Lakes states and adjoining states.

"Climate Change and the News: Impact in the Great Lakes" will also look at the physical basis for climate change science and the effects of climate change on water quality and supply in the Great Lakes region.

The seminar is sponsored by the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, which is also offering "Climate Change and the News: Seminar for News Editors," focusing on what news audiences need to know about climate change and how communities are tackling the issue. The registration deadline for that seminar, to be held Sept. 18, is Monday, Aug. 25.

A limited number of participants who must travel a significant distance to attend the seminar will be eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $250 to support travel and lodging expenses. Metcalf has reserved a block of double-occupancy hotel rooms near the seminar venue, the WBEZ Chicago offices at the Navy Pier, to provide a discounted lodging option for participating journalists. For more information, click here.

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