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Friday, January 13, 2017

MSU offers class on Montana’s changing climate via distance learning | Montana State University

"Montana State University’s Extended University and the Montana Institute on Ecosystems are offering an online non-credit class called Montana's changing climate." inform Montana State University.


The course will explore three key aspects of Montana’s climate--agriculture, forests and water resources, as well as the Montana Climate Assessment, an effort that is currently underway to describe past and future climate trends that affect different sectors of the state’s economy.

The course begins Feb. 3 and features four interactive presentations by speakers from the Montana IoE, all of whom are Montana Climate Assessment authors. Presentations take place online each Friday morning from 11 a.m. to noon on Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Students can access the course from any personal computer with broadband Internet access. Participants will be able to type questions to instructors during the sessions. Each presentation will also be recorded for future access.

The course will be particularly relevant for landowners and agricultural producers; natural resource managers; educators; local and state government officials; and employees of organizations such as the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and other state and federal agencies.

The course is free, and there are no prerequisites. For $25, Montana teachers can earn Office of Public Instruction renewal units and working professionals can earn continuing education units. Contact Extended University for details.

To register for the course, visit http://eu.montana.edu/noncredit and look for Montana’s changing climate. Registration is limited to 100 people, though the recordings will be available with unlimited access. 
For questions, email outreach@montana.edu.

Source: Montana State University


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