Climate Change Science with NCEI/NCICS Scientists

ONLINE | Four Sessions: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17 & 24; 11 am – 12:30 pm  

Instructors: Scientists from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and the North Carolina Institute of Climate Studies (NCICS). See Bios Below.

Pre-registration is Required | Suggested Donation: $45 goes to support conservation education and scholarships at The North Carolina Arboretum. 

Please Note: If you want to participate and the cost of this program is a hardship for you or your family, please pay what you can toward the suggested donation and complete the Request for Scholarship Consideration Form. We want to create openings for anyone hoping to access this valuable and critical learning opportunity through the Arboretum.


The Arboretum and Adult Education host a unique learning opportunity with a dynamic team of scientists from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) leading a four-part online series on Climate Change Science starting October 3 online! Learn from the scientists who collect and maintain weather observations, records and data sets used by partners, scientists and decision makers across public and private sectors the world over. Science-backed presentations along with discussion will place our local weather and climate within a global perspective, examining what drives Earth’s warming temperatures and the increasing extreme weather events such as hurricanes, while considering what the data show on trends and the effects on seasons and biodiversity.

Climate Change Science | ONLINE | Four Sessions: Tuesdays, October 3 – 24, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Lunch & Learn – Drop in to meet and discuss climate change with NCEI & NCICS Scientists and guests on Thursday, October 19 and Thursday, November 2, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

TBD: November [Thursday, November 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m.?] Adaptation/mitigation/Communication Town Hall with Deke Arndt and panelists | In Person at the Arboretum

Additional Lunch & Learn sessions, related classes, talks, and reading groups are scheduled in connection with this course and Ecology of the Blue Ridge beginning this fall and continuing through the winter. Discussions begun in class can continue with deeper consideration on adaptation and climate equity, including strategies used to prepare for a changing climate.


Related Programs Scheduled Concurrently: 

Arboretum Reads (Reading Circles with different groups meeting online and in person through fall and into winter): Selections include All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis – Johnson and Wilkinson; Love Your Mother – McDuff;The Climate Book – Thunberg; Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility – Solnit & Lutunatabua