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Welcome to NNOCCI.org!

What's New? 

Study Circle Applications for Spring 2016 Now Open!
Application Information and Application - Due Monday Sept. 28, 2015.  
Please note that we will only be offering only one more study circle in Fall 2016 so please plan accordingly.
Alternatively AZA will be offering a NNOCCI course beginning Spring 2017. 

More information on the NNOCCI Study Circle experience

Upcoming Introductory Workshops and NNOCCI Events:
Learn more about framing and climate change!
  • Visit the NNOCCI booth at the AZA Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, UT Sept 17-21, 2015
  • One-Day Workshop: Sept 30, 2015 at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, IL. Email Jess Reese (Jessica.Reese@CZS.org) for more information.
  • One-Day Workshop: Oct 16, 2015 at the ASTC National Conference in Montreal, Canada
  • One-Day Workshop: Nov 10, 2015 at the NAI National Conference in Virginia Beach, VA

New Publications & News: 

Interested in learning more about NNOCCI and Strategic Framing? Check out our Free Online Course:

The course is hosted in the FrameWorks Institute’s new online learning platform, FrameWorks Academy. Feel free to share this with any other colleagues!

To access this course – free of charge:

  • Visit Frameworks Academy
  • Go to 'Specialized Sponsored Courses' and select 'Framing for Climate Interpreters'
  • Place the course in your shopping cart (no need to pay unless you decide to purchase any of the other course materials)
  • ‘Check out’ and enter your information (no need for a code)
  • Once you have checked out, you will receive an email from FrameWorks Academy with instructions for accessing your course materials.
May 2015 - Johnny Fraser of New Knowledge Organization presented "Safe Words: Social Support, Hope and Mental Processes" as a one-hour online symposium for the National Parks Service. 

May 2015 - Several of our WHOI Science Fellow alumni are featured in short videos about their research and climate change. They are great resources!

Congratulations to our partner, Frameworks Institute on their MacArthur Award

Congratulations to our partner Sarah-Mae Nelson from Monterey Bay Aquarium, recently recognized as a White House Champion of Change for Climate Education and Literacy! 

August 2014 - NC Aquariums: the (green) power of interpretation by W. Arey - Kent 

July 2014 -
Teaching About Climate Change by C. Weilminster from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Magazine

June 2014 - Shaping the Public Dialogue on Climate Change by W. Spitzer, in Future Earth: Advancing Civic Understanding of the Anthropocene, AGU 

Spring 2014 Frameworks New Research:
 Metaphors and Values

April 2014 American Psychological Association Podcast - "Speaking of Psychology: Understanding Climate Change," with Johnny Fraser and Janet Swim. Listen to the full recording and learn more. 
February 2014 Issue of CONNECT Magazine features several NNOCCI-related stories about communicating Climate Change. Learn more

NNOCCI is a collaborative effort led by the New England Aquarium with the Association for Zoos and Aquariums, the FrameWorks Institute, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the New Knowledge Organization in partnership with Penn State University and the Ohio’s Center for Science and Industry.

With support from the National Science Foundation Climate Change Education Partnership program, NNOCCI’s goal is to establish a national network of professionals who are skilled in communicating climate science to the American public.

Please use this site to learn more about the NNOCCI project - who is involved, how you can get involved, and find links to more information about climate change, oceans and strategic framing. 

Made possible with funding from the National Science Foundation's Climate Change Education Partnership.
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