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Winter Webinar: Climate threats to outdoor recreation

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Tuesday, March 19
12-1:30pm

Many popular winter recreational activities this year have been forced to cancel or change course due to unprecedented warm temperatures and lack of snow. In January, temperatures dipped enough for Lake Nokomis to freeze just days before the opening weekend of the US Pond Hockey Championship, but above average temperatures led organizers to cancel the second weekend of the event. And last fall, organizers of the Twin Cities Marathon also made the difficult decision to call off the race as temperatures rose high enough to threaten runners’ health. Join us for a conversation with leaders in outdoor recreation across our region — including organizers of Wisconsin’s Birkie ski race — about how these events can plan for and adapt to climate change, and how we can embrace equitable action in climate adaptation. 

This webinar is co-hosted with the University of Minnesota Tourism Center.


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Join Us on November 16 for Give to the Max

Support future climate adaptation leaders

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Addressing the climate crisis will take skilled leadership and vision. That’s why we’re investing in training and hiring students to develop the next generation of climate adaptation professionals. But to make this program successful, we need your support. With your donation of $25 or more by November 16, we can build a strong foundation for our student programs next year. Visit z.umn.edu/GiveMCAP to make a gift.


Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

2023 Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

Inspiring and encouraging climate adaptation in communities throughout the Midwest

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October 25 - 27, 2023 | Duluth, MN

In collaboration with a wide range of partners and supporters, the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) will host the first Midwest Climate Resilience Conference, October 25 - 27, 2023 in Duluth, MN. The call for session and presentation proposals is now open. 



 

MCAP News

Opportunity for Extension Personnel Working in Specialty Crops

November 10, 2023

The Climate Analogs Academy is recruiting 10 Extension professionals from around the US to engage in dialog, workshops, and get paid to visit specialty crop experts around the country in 2024. 


2024 Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards Call for Nominations is Now Open

November 7, 2023

The call for nominations for the 2024 Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards is now open! These wards, presented annually since 2014, celebrate exceptional achievements in leadership, education, research, policies, and practices that improve resilience or climate justice through the development, advancement, or implementation of climate adaptation strategies. Learn more about our awards categories and nomination your climate adaptation champion today!


Now Posted! GIS Specialist Opportunities with MCAP and U-Spatial

October 24, 2023

MCAP is collaborating with U-Spatial to hire a cohort of three (3) GIS Specialists who will work to identify, develop, and deliver appropriate technology solutions for a variety of projects. All three Specialists will be able to leverage resources available through the University of Minnesota and U-Spatial to allow for the development of creative solutions that integrate the expertise of the client with the Specialists’ geospatial expertise. Learn more on our Careers page


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