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Ininaatig Dibaajimowinan: Virtual sugar maple storytelling


February 8, 2022 at 6 p.m.

The Ininaatig Workgroup's virtual ininaatig dibaajimowinan (sugar maple storytelling) event bring together community members from across sugar maple territory to talk about our relationship with iskigamizigan (sugarbush). A panel of elders, harvesters, and resource managers will share stories, experiences, concerns, and items of importance for the next generation to care for the sugarbush.

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2022 Climate Adaptation Awards featuring Katharine Hayhoe


January 31, 2022, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (for virtual participants)

The Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards, presented by MCAP 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.

This year's Adaptation Awards Ceremony is presented in partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota. Special guest Dr. Katharine Hayhoe will be joining us at the event to help celebrate adaptation leadership across Minnesota.

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Fifth National Climate Assessment: Midwest Chapter Public Engagement Workshop


January 24, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The National Climate Assessment, a major U.S. Government report published every four years, brings together scientists from across the country to summarize the state of the science on climate change and how it is impacting the people and places of the United States. Now, you can be a part of the process!



Climate Adaptation at the Minnesota State Fair

August 25, 2021

The MCAP team helped the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences put together this year’s State Fair Exhibit: Climate Solutions: Adaptation in Action. We encourage you to check it out if you are heading to the State Fair this year.

Learning to live with climate change: lessons from Los Angeles

August 13, 2021

Heidi Roop, MCAP Director, was recently featured in the Financial Times talking about drought and climate adaptation options. “This is the reality of climate change”, says Heidi Roop, climate scientist at the University of Minnesota. “How do we plan for living at both ends of these extremes sometimes in the same place in the same season?”

IPCC Fireside Chat

August 13, 2021

Heidi Roop recently joined Dr. Zeke Hausfather and Dr. Chip Fletcher for a discussion with Climate School about the recent IPCC report. Check out the video to learn more from climate experts and an author of the report!

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