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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announces online climate change courses

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced two new online climate change courses.

The first course "Climate Academy" is a 10-month pilot course that will be offered beginning in early October 2012. This online course is designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication through online lectures, webinars, and discussions. Participants will also have the option to develop a final product (such as a report or presentation) addressing climate change in their management of natural resources.

The second course "Decision Analysis for Climate Change" is an 8-week online course that provides participants with the skills to address climate change impacts in making decisions about natural resource management. This course highlights principles from Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate, a 2009 National Research Council report. Participants will work in teams on actual decision problems and develop a final report and presentation for their decision problem.

There is no tuition or registration fee associated with either course. For more information about these courses and enrollment, visit: