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Hawaii Extension Climate Forum:

Sharing Climate Knowledge, Supporting Our Communities

June 7th & 8th, 2017

East-West Center Imin Conference Center

1777 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96848

University of Hawaii at Manoa

DAY 1: June 7th, 2017 (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM)

8:00

Coffee, refreshments available

8:30

Welcome, introductions, housekeeping items 

Clay Trauernicht

(CTAHR-NREM)

Jonathan Deenik

(CTAHR-NREM)

8:50

Climate change and your work

Big idea: What is your understanding of climate change in Hawaii and how it relates to your work?

  • Think/Pair/Share
  • Flip chart activity

M’Randa Sandlin (CTAHR-TPSS)

9:20

Vulnerability and resilience

Big idea: What is your understanding of climate vulnerability and resilience in Hawaii and the Pacific and how it relates to your work?

Patricia Fifita, (CTAHR-NREM)

9:35

Climate and Weather

Big idea: Why is climate change relevant for my work and clientele?

  • Note cards (post it) activity
  • Which climate and weather variables and/or climate-related events/natural hazards concern you/your program and your clientele?

Abby Frazier

(US Forest Service)

10:20

Coffee Break

10:30

Carbon and climate change

Big idea: Why is climate change relevant for my work and clientele?

Rebecca Ryals (CTAHR-NREM)

11:00

Projected climate changes

Big idea: Why is climate change relevant for my work and clientele?

  • Pairs Activity (Turn to neighbor)
    Which changes are most important for your clientele to understand and prepare for?

Jeff Burgett

(Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative)

11:45

Lunch

12:45

Pacific agencies active in climate change work

Big idea: Who is engaging in the production and communication of regional climate science?

  • Panel presentations (5) and group discussion
    (Hawaii extension agents and their work)

Facilitator:
Clay Trauernicht

Panelists:

  • Zena Grecni
    (Pacific RISA)
  • Dave Helweg (Pacific Islands Climate Science Center)
  • Wendy Miles
    (Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative)
  • Bradley Romine (SeaGrant)

2:00

Coffee Break

2:10

Extension responses to climate change

Big idea: What are our options to respond to climate change within CES programs? What are examples of CES programs where climate information is relevant?

  • Presentation: Mike’s experience as extension person, share his work and challenges, strategies, stories
  • 4 extension program presentations
  • Questions for Audience

Mike Crimmins

(University of Arizona Cooperative Extension)

Panelists:

  • Jensen Uyeda
  • Andrea Kawabata
  • Jonathan Deenik
  • James Leary (CTAHR - NREM)

3:25

Improving existing extension programs

Big idea: How can we improve existing extension programs with climate-related information?

  • Facilitated small group discussions

4:25

Closing comments

Clay Trauernicht

4:30

Pau!

DAY 2: June 8th, 2017 (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM)

8:00

Coffee & refreshments available

8:30

Opening comments

Clay Trauernicht

8:35

Debrief from day 1 group activity

  • Group facilitators present slides

Group facilitator(s)

9:05

Effective communication about climate change

Big idea: How do we effectively talk about climate change with our clients?

  • Comfort with discomfort: Relational approaches to climate change engagement in cooperative extension
  • Reflection exercises

Faith Kearns

(University of California Cooperative Extension)

10:35

Coffee Break

10:45

Effective communication about climate change (cont'd)

Big idea: How do we effectively talk about climate change with our clients?

  • Panel discussion
  • Audience questions and discussion
  • Group exercise

Faith Kearns (Facilitator)

Panelists:

  • Mike Crimmins
  • Clay Trauernicht
  • Mark Thorne

12:15

Lunch

1:15

Climate Tools

Big idea: What existing resources can we use? What resources need to be developed?

  • Roundtable breakout discussion activity:
  • Climate-Related Data Products (Asia Room)
  • Climate Summaries & Forecasts (Tagore Room)
  • Climate Communication Resources (Kamehameha Room)

Facilitators

2:45

Coffee Break

2:55

Tools Wrap-up

Comments from audience on tools

3:05

Moving Forward

Big idea: How do we move forward?

  • SWOT Analysis Activity

M’Randa Sandlin

3:50

Evaluation (Post-HECC Forum survey)

Patricia Fifita

4:20

Closing remarks

Clay Trauernicht