Designed to develop scientists' skills in communicating climate change science to the media, "Communicating Climate Change: Science and Media Networking for the Future" will bring prominent environmental journalists together with young researchers from the US and the UK to discuss issues in climate change communication and create a lasting collaborative network.
"Communicating Climate Change: Science and Media Networking for the Future" will take place at American University November 15-18, 2006. The four-day workshop includes intensive, hands-on media training by SeaWeb/COMPASS; participants will also hear from several prominent journalists from US and UK publications, including Michelle Nijhuis, contributing editor for High Country News, and NPR science correspondent Christopher Joyce.
Approximately seven candidates from the US and seven candidates from the UK will be selected to participate in the program. Travel and expenses will be fully funded by the British Council USA.
Of its total income of £551m in 2006/07, the British Council received £195m of grants from the British government.