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Climate + Collective Impact: Twin Cities Climate Connections

Friday, February 24, 2017, 11:30am-1:00 pm
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104

Join the Center for Changing Landscapes for this Twin Cities Climate Connections event! 

The Twin Cities Climate Connections is a series of interactive forums bringing practitioners, academics, and community leaders together to connect and collaborate on efforts to address climate change impacts in the Twin Cities metro region.

This brown bag lunch event will feature Scott Chazdon, Evaluation and Research Specialist with the UMN Extension Center for Community Vitality, and Professor Mae Davenport, Director of the Center for Changing Landscapes. 
In this skill building workshop, speakers will focus on useful methods and past successes of community-centered program evaluation. The collective impact framework will anchor the workshop, with facilitated breakout groups discussing the elements and applications of the model for creating climate resilience. Informal networking and personal impact goal setting will wrap up the event with an action-oriented focus.

Bring your lunch and join in the conversation or just listen to these excellent speakers. See you there!

 

On the Boards at the Center

December 14, 2016:

Center for Changing Landscapes project "Building Climate Readiness on Minnesota's North Shore" was featured in Wilderness News' 2016 Fall issue. The project aims to understand climate readiness within North Shore communities, and to assess and build the capcity of these communities and resource management agencies to adapt to climate change.

September 22, 2016:

On Wednesday, October 19th, the Center for Changing Landscapes at the University of Minnesota will be convening the Twin Cities Climate Connections, a series of interactive forums bringing practitioners, academics, and community leaders together to connect and collaborate on efforts to address climate change impacts in the Twin Cities metro region. The kickoff event will be held at Lake Monster Brewing from 4:30-6:00 pm and will feature speakers on the topic of "climate and changing landscapes" followed by an opportunity for informal networking and idea sharing. The center will provide light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages.

June, 2015:

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Changing Landscapes will conduct a survey using funding from a state proposal  passed earlier this month. Researchers hope to use the survey’s findings to create recommendations that will boost park attendance and make park amenities more consistent across the state.... “The foundation of the project is an interest in connecting people and the outdoors,” Center director and the project’s lead Mae Davenport said. The University has been working on the questionnaire for the last two years, Davenport said. The same survey will be used in the entire state.
MN Daily

August, 2011:
Minnesota River Valley Partners Project, August 2011
CCL completes the implementation of a pioneer project at the Skalbekken County Park, Lower Shelter site in Renville County in collaboration with the Conservation Corps Minnesota, Tatanka Bluffs and Renville County Park staff. The project engages Conservation Corps Minnesota crew members, Blandin graduates, Renville County Park staff and Center staff to work on improving and expanding recreational amenities in the Minnesota River Valley.

Minnesota River Valley Partners Project (.pdf)
Post-work Questionnaires (.pdf)

May 10 , 2010:June 10, 2010:
Minnesota's Network of Parks & Trails: Inventory & Framework
We have completed draft one of all 87 counties in Minnesota! Region profiles are also available. Go to the project page for more information.

Minnesota's Network of Parks & Trails: Inventory & Framework
Maps for 35 of 87 counties are available for download. Adobe Reader is required to view / download maps. If the 11x17 format does not work for you, please contact us.

April 16, 2010:
Minnesota's Network of Parks & Trails: Inventory & Framework
We are well on our way in the process of mapping the state's natural resource-based parks and trails. Check out the MNPaT project page for more information.

March, 2010:
CCL kicks of the Superior National Forest Scenic Byway project. As a collaborative project with the Department of Forest Resources, this project engages students, faculty and Center staff in telling the Forest's story.