The training courses here can help you acquire the tools, skills, and knowledge you need to manage your climate-related risks and opportunities. All courses are free of charge, and are offered in at least one of three formats: online audio-visual presentations ("Online, Self-Guided" and "Tool Tutorial"), training webinars ("Online, Scheduled Lecture Series"), and residence training courses ("Onsite, Instructor-Led"). Each training module is accompanied with a test to help you evaluate your knowledge. These courses feature scientific information adapted from authoritative sources, prepared by recognized subject matter experts. The courses have been pilot tested with users and other subject matter experts and may be updated periodically, as needed.

CanVis is a tool for visualizing coastal changes and potential climate adaptation strategies. Users will learn: (1) to recognize how visualizations can change behavior; (2) the four steps for creating visualizations using CanVIS; and (3) potential applications of the software. Both instructor-led and self-guided options are offered online.
Promo image for the course CanVis: A Tool for Visualizing Coastal Changes and Potential Adaptation Strategies
Category
Communication
Type of Training
Online, Scheduled Lecture Series
Online, Self-Guided
Difficulty scale
Beginner
Module time (hr:min)
2:00
Climate Academy is a five-month online course designed for natural resource managers and conservation professionals that covers the fundamentals of climate science, provides tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increases climate literacy and communication. The course is conducted annually via webinars held every other week for five months, for a total of ten sessions. Class resources and discussion forums are accessed through Moodle, a distance-learning platform. Course participants develop a final product (such as a report or presentation) addressing climate change in their management of natural resources. There is no tuition for employees of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, or the Bureau of Land Management. For participants from other agencies and organizations, there is a tuition charge of $200.00.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center
Category
Climate 101
Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Communication
Type of Training
Online, Scheduled Lecture Series
Difficulty scale
Beginner
Module time (hr:min)
40:00
In this two-part course, participants will learn how to create an eye-opening community learning tool in the form of easy-to-understand maps that depict community vulnerability. Course participants will become well versed in how to use NOAA’s online Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper tool, and how to best use local flood exposure maps when working with citizens and local officials.
Digital Coast training session
Category
Climate Adaptation & Mitigation
Type of Training
Online, Scheduled Lecture Series
Online, Self-Guided
Difficulty scale
Beginner
Module time (hr:min)
2:00