Training Events

These events are hosted by the Coastal Training Program (CTP). Click the appropriate “Register” button below to register for an upcoming program. To register by email or phone, or for event questions, contact the CTP Coordinator.


Communicating Climate Change: a Research Based Approach


Communicating Climate Change is a workshop to improve your skills in creating messages that resonate and communicate about climate change and natural resource issues.


You will learn about strategic framing, a research based approach to communication. Strategic framing helps to engage audiences in thinking productively about how they can participate in creating or supporting climate change solutions. Although this training will focus on climate change, the methods can be applied to any type of science communication.



Tuesday August 15, 2017

8:00 am- noon



Kimbel Lodge

Hobcaw Barony

22 Hobcaw Road

Georgetown, SC





Intended Audience

Professionals who interact with the public, local government staff, scientists, and others who are responsible for communicating with policymakers or citizens about changing coastal conditions. Anyone engaged in community resilience, planning, conservation, education, or outreach from the public or private sectors.


Continuing Education Credits

Workshop is approved for 3 credits by the South Carolina Planning Education Advisory Committee, elidgible for 3 Engineering PDHs




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Instruction provided by Julie Binz and Jessica Tipton, SC Department of Natural Resources and ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve. Both are certified climate change interpreters and are active members of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI).


Content Provided by National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation. 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.







Future Coastal Training Program Events

Coastal Floodplain Basics

Reducing Non-Point Source Pollution Through Redevelopment


Webinars are a great way to stay informed about the latest in scientific research and innovative development and planning practices that are relevant to coastal decision-making. Check out these websites for available programs.

NOAA Coastal Services Center, Digital Coastal Webinar Series

NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center, OneNOAA Science Seminars

Center for Land Use Education & Research (CLEAR), 2011 Webinar Series

EBM Tools Network, Demonstration Webinars

US Fish and Wildlife, Climate Change Structured Decision Making Webinar

US Fish and Wildlife, Safegaurding Wildlife from Climate Change Web Conference Series


Other Events of Interest

These events are hosted by outside groups, not by the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Coastal Training Program. Please refer to their websites or flyers for contact and registration information.

Clemson Extension Service Master Pond Manger Course
Clemson Extension will be hosting the Master Pond Manager course program in the Waccamaw region starting September 16th. This is a online and field based course designed to provide pond management strategies to stormwater and recreational pond owners and managers.


Search for Additional Events at:

South Carolina Coastal Information Network

ACE Basin Coastal Training Program


NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System University of South Carolina Baruch Institute-USC Belle W. Baruch Foundation