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This short course is designed for teams of professionals or seasoned volunteers working with conservation groups in Connecticut and neighboring states. Participants will consider how to integrate climate adaptation planning into the stewardship work of their organization. Individual participants can be accommodated.  

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Course Goals

  • Identify locally important climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities.

  • Understand a step-by-step process for considering climate change and carbon in land stewardship and management.

  • Develop actions to help a specific natural area adapt to changing conditions.

  • Communicate with stakeholders about climate impacts and adaptation responses.


The course will be held over 4 weeks, requiring 4.5 hours of virtual live classes and a field session. Office hours are available throughout each week for instructors to provide guidance to participants; 30-minute meetings can be set-up as needed.

Virtual Class Schedule

Table formatted version of the course schedule



Maddy Baroli, Climate Adaptation Specialist, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

Maria Janowiak, Acting Director & Coordinator of the New England Climate Change Response Framework, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science


Dr. Juliana Barrett, University of Connecticut

Dr. Sharon Lynch, Avalonia Stonington Town Committee

This event is supported by our partners
Avalonia Land Conservancy logo
Connecticut Sea Grant logo