If you haven't heard of it already, NC Audubon started a campaign to recruit "climate ambassadors" - citizens passionate about birds and conveying the message of climate change in their community. They are offering a series of training opportunities for Audubon Ambassadors this fall (see below). Feel free to pass along to anyone who may be interested
From a recent email from Kim Brand:
Friday, Sept. 11 – Raleigh
Tuesday, Sept. 22 – Grandfather Mountain
Friday, Oct. 9 – Asheville
Saturday, Oct. 17 – Charlotte
All trainings start at 9:30 with registration and go from 10 to 4, except the Grandfather Mountain one which includes optional birding with Curtis Smalling at 8 a.m. at Beacon Heights. It will be peak migration time for songbirds and hawks alike – we’ll eat our lunch up at the hawk monitoring station.
The day will be a wonderful opportunity to learn how to talk with friends and family about climate change in a hopeful way, how to take actions in our communities that help birds become more resilient and reduce carbon emissions, and how to advocate locally for changes that help birds thrive.
Registration is required. There are two steps.
- Climate.nc.audubon.org/ambassadors – click Become an Ambassador & fill out your contact info
- You will receive an email with a link to registration for the in-person events
If you can’t make it to an in-person training, I would love for you to do step 1 and sign up to be an Ambassador anyway. That will ensure that you are the first to know when we schedule the first training webinar late this fall. Please reach out with any questions you have. Thank you once again for your help in the earliest stages of the Ambassador program.