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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

Registration Now Open for the Midwest CASC Annual Gathering

May 22, 2023

Registration is now open for the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center's Annual Gathering to be held August 14 - 16 in Indianapolis. 


UMN Efforts to Address Climate Change

May 17, 2023

MCAP Director, Dr. Heidi Roop, joins UMN Chief Sustainability Officer, Shane Stennes, in a presentation to the UMN President and Board of Regents to provide updates on the University's Climate Action Plan and current and future efforts in addressing climate change. 


Leveraging AI for the Climate

May 17, 2023

MCAP is part of a newly funded AI Institute for Climate-Land Interactions, Mitigation, Adaptation, Tradeoffs and Economy (AI-CLIMATE) research institute, funded by NSF and USDA, to leverage artificial intelligence to create more climate-smart practices that will absorb and store carbon while simultaneously boosting the economy in the agriculture and forestry industries.


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