Where: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – Greenbelt, MD   
When:  January 25 - 29, 2021

A tuition-free course for interpreters, informal educators, and science communicators interested in creating and nurturing regional communities of practice focused on improving climate science communication.

Lori Perkins describes colorful NASA visualizations at the Goddard Space Flight Center hyperwall

The Earth to Sky Academy is intended for experienced informal educators and climate communication leaders who have a strong commitment to the ETS partnership and to furthering climate literacy within their respective regions.

The purpose of the Academy is to train Regional Leaders who will conduct regional Earth to Sky courses and nurture their own Earth to Sky Regional Community of Practice. Academy content is based on over 15 years of experience and extensive evaluation of the ETS model. Participants will be supported every step of the way, before during and after the course.

Informal online conversations among interested participants - no mask required!

Topic of discussion: The intersection of current social issues and climate change. We are contemplating ways all of us in the Earth to Sky community can become more inclusive in our work, and seek to view our work from new and diverse perspectives. Our conversations to date have taken us through a variety of themes relating to the pandemic and its impacts, the influences of social and racial injustice and their various protest activities, and to the implications of communicating about climate change during times of such universal uncertainty.

This isn't a webinar - it's a dialogue, with breakout groups so everyone will have a good chance to participate - and you don't have to wear a mask! Each week the discussion questions are a bit different and are posted hers and via the ETS Listserv. The Chat series is being held once every two weeks on Thursdays, 4:30 PM EDT.
Birds Chatting

Upcoming Chat - Note the registration link and discussion topic below

Thursday, August 13th, 4:30 pm EDT 

Topic: "We know that Hope is more than a message - it's a choice.  How will we inspire folks to make that choice and to act on it, as the next year unfolds?"
Register for Chat 9 here:


Since this is a conversation, it's nice to see your faces to go with your voices. Plan to use a webcam and headphones/earphones with your computer’s microphone for audio. This will provide you with the optimal interactive experience. We will provide a toll-free dial up for those who cannot use computer audio. This event will not be recorded.

We'll be using the Adobe Connect platform. When joining the webinar, be sure to choose the “Application” version of Adobe Connect, rather than the “Browser” version, for optimum results. Here is further information about how to configure your computer for Adobe Connect.


You are welcome to join the webinar several minutes early, to check the settings on your computer and get familiar with the webinar environment.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Earth to Sky is developing Regional Communities of Practice in Climate Communication, each of which is led by Regional Leadership Teams trained and mentored by the partnership's Central Leadership. This is in support of our community's interest in a regional approach for climate communication. Our goals are to expand and deepen the impact of our partnership and strengthen our national community of practice.ETS Region Approach

A regional approach enables Earth to Sky to

    • Provide ETS climate training near to participants’ workplace
    • Provide greater focus on locally relevant content
    • Give stronger support to the ETS community
    • Empower local climate leaders
    • Provide more frequent training across the country
    • Train more people

Regional Leadership Teams

    • Are trained and mentored by Earth to Sky Leadership
    • Conduct regional ETS courses in climate science and communication
    • Nurture and sustain their own regional communities of practice
    • Are supported by ETS Leadership and each other