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Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM MDT
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM MDT

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Navajo Technical University 
Lowerpoint Road State Highway 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

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Holly Barton 

AIHEC Tribal Climate Action Camp

We’re recruiting students, teachers and concerned members of Tribal communities to participate in the Tribal Climate Change Action Camp, to be hosted by Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, New Mexico July 24 to 28, 2017.  We’ll provide you training, tools and support to work with your community on local climate change concerns.  Your lodging and meal costs will be covered, and travel expenses reimbursed.

AIHEC, the Southwest Climate Science Center, the South Central Climate Science Center, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program are partnering to provide qualifying applicants training, technical support and a small seed grant of up to $1,500 to carry out a climate resilience project.  Workshop topics include:

  • Introduction to climate science
  • Climate change adaptation strategies
  • Environmental monitoring fundamentals
  • Community engagement and organizing strategies
  • Planning and implementing a community project

Some Climate Resilience Project Ideas

  • Build awareness about local climate-related issues with an outreach event
  • Establish a phenology trail to track changes in plant and animal life cycles
  • Interview elders about their observations and concerns
  • Establish a heritage garden for traditional plants
  • Develop citizen science activities for K-12 youth around local environmental issues
  • Install a community weather station 

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live in a Tribal community
  • Must be willing to commit to a local climate resilience project
  • In order to receive a seed grant, applicants must identify a local agency, school or organization to work with and provide a plan to sustain the project