Climate Adaptation Workshop for Minnesota Higher Educational Institutions

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency worked with a team of college and university representatives to develop a one-day workshop "Climate Adaptation in Minnesota Higher Educational Institutions" to further build climate adaptation leadership on Minnesota campuses. The event was held on January 31st, 2017 at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus. Approximately 130 college and university faculty, staff and students participated in this interactive program. The goals of the workshop were to illustrate how higher educational institutions can recognize the impacts of climate change, develop adaptation strategies, and inspire resilient solutions in Minnesota. The event showcased case studies as emerging examples and included time for active discussion about how campuses can lead by example in their climate adaptation efforts.

Topics covered in the workshop included:

- Integrating climate adaptation into formal class curricula;

- Research, data collection, and modeling on climate adaptation;

- Colleges as agents of outreach and education to Minnesota communities;

- Increasing resilience of campus facilities and grounds;

- Project based opportunities for students; and

- Involving campuses in social justice aspects of climate adaptation.

The related website includes the workshop agenda, as well as links to presentations and handouts. It also archives some of the follow up activities of the workshop.


Publication Date: January 31, 2017

Related Organizations:

  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • University of Minnesota

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Resource Types:

  • Education/training materials
  • Engagement

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