Climate Resilience & Communities, a Report on NNOCCI Innovation Research

Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Resource Type:
Research Products | Research Case Study | Research Brief | Report | Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: 
Community Outreach Programs, Aquarium and Zoo Programs, Resource Centers and Networks
Audience: 
Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Climate | Education and learning science
Access and Inclusion: 
Ethnic/Racial
Organization:
Knology Ltd.
Description: 

The National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation [NNOCCI] is a Community of Practice [CoP] dedicated to advancing the conversation on climate change, based on the principle that wide-scale training with proven communication techniques can change the national discourse around climate change to be more productive, creative, and solutions-focused.

NNOCCI  CoP is a network of individuals and organizations in formal and informal education, the social sciences, climate sciences, and public policy. By 2018, the community represented more than 184 institutions in 38 states, and over 40,000 people have participated in the training.

The CoP believes that through collaboration, it can continue to develop knowledge, techniques, community, and confidence to empower audiences to act on climate change. The CoP considers all members to be equal partners in the success of the initiative, and that all members have the ability to innovate and adapt, to share their successes and learnings with the community, and to contribute their work to the whole.

In 2016, the NNOCCI Research and Development committee acknowledged that initial efforts were successful and prioritized three areas for expansion: community-based organizational partnerships with the cultural institutions that had NNOCCI-trained  leadership; youth programming, and bilateral partnerships with other climate empowerment groups.

In service of these growth goals, in 2017, the New England Aquarium developed and received funding for four grant-funded initiatives to pursue research and pilot programming that would expand these aspects of climate communications to support innovation and skill development with the NNOCCI CoP. This report represents the results of that work.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
National Leadership
Award Number: 
MG-70-18-0009-18
Funding Amount: 
400792
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
DRL-1713428
Funding Amount: 
499248
Funder(s): 
NOAA
Funding Program: 
Environmental Literacy Program
Award Number: 
NA17SEC080001
Funding Amount: 
481110
Funder(s): 
Other
Funding Program: 
Environmental Education Grants
Award Number: 
EPA Grant No. #NE00A00338
Funding Amount: 
90864
Citation
Fraser, J. Gupta, R., LaMarca, N., Nock, K., Ardalan, N., Flinner, K. & Bowen, E. (2022). Climate Resiliency & Communities. Knology Publication #GOV.052.488.05. Knology.
Publication Name: 
Climate Resilience and Communities
Volume: 
1
Number: 
1

Team Members

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