Climate Voices Science Speakers Network

What we do.

The Climate Voices network brings non-partisan conversations about the research findings of the majority of climate scientists to citizens across the United States and Puerto Rico. Scientists and other experts meet with neighbors and community organizations to initiate discussions about the local effects of a changing climate and possible ways to address impacts. Use the map to find a speaker near you and invite them to local meetings. Thank you for allowing Climate Voices to be part of your community!

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How it Works


1Search the database to find a speaker

The database is searchable by last name, geographic location, expertise, and languages spoken. Read through expert profiles to find the right person for your group.


2 Contact a Scientist

Contact the speaker directly by clicking on the contact tab at the end of their profile and issuing them an invitation. They will receive an email from you and should respond directly to you within 48 hours. (If you do not hear back within that time, feel free to contact our staff for assistance.)


3Logistics

Once you have connected, discuss logistics such as time, location, type (service organization, faith-based, etc.) and size of group being assembled. If you have special requests of the expert, such as information on a particular aspect of climate science or climate change, be sure to let them know. And remind them that you are expecting a conversation, not a technical talk. Discuss any equipment needs if they would like to give a brief presentation to set the context for discussion at your meeting.


4Follow up

If you would like to continue or expand the discussion beyond the allotted meeting time, do not hesitate to invite the expert to return for another visit. You may also contact other Climate Voices experts in your area for additional conversations.

How it Works


3Logistics

Once you have connected, discuss logistics such as time, location, type (service organization, faith-based, etc.) and size of group being assembled. If you have special requests of the expert, such as information on a particular aspect of climate science or climate change, be sure to let them know. And remind them that you are expecting a conversation, not a technical talk. Discuss any equipment needs if they would like to give a brief presentation to set the context for discussion at your meeting.


2 Contact a Scientist

Contact the speaker directly by clicking on the contact tab at the end of their profile and issuing them an invitation. They will receive an email from you and should respond directly to you within 48 hours. (If you do not hear back within that time, feel free to contact our staff for assistance.)


4Follow up

If you would like to continue or expand the discussion beyond the allotted meeting time, do not hesitate to invite the expert to return for another visit. You may also contact other Climate Voices experts in your area for additional conversations.

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Events

Read our announcement about the new post-speaking event survey and other updates here: Learn more

Dear Climate Voices Participants,

There is a lot of buzz around climate science and the role of scientists as communicators with the general public. Here at Climate Voices, we are proud to have nearly 450 participants across the country volunteering their time to meet with the general public. Over the past few months, we’ve received more requests than ever from schools, industry groups, service organizations, libraries, and other types of community groups. Sharing your science is incredibly valuable to the American public, and we thank you for being part of the Climate Voices Science Speakers’ Network!

We have a few updates to share with you:

1. Community emails: We updated our website in order to screen new submissions. Instead of messages being sent directly to you via our website, we will send you an email to connect you to the community group.

2. Help us track our impact! We would like to hear about your events – especially because this helps us with future funding proposals. You will now find a feedback form link at the end of each community request email. You can also fill out this form at any time – so if you need to report back on an event, please do so! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Climate_Voices_Feedback

3. Climate change & businesses? Are you working with businesses to incorporate climate change impacts into their bottom-line business decisions? Have you presented about climate change to industry trade meetings or a local Chamber of Commerce meeting? We are working on a few initiatives related to climate change solutions, supply chains, and sustainable business practices. If you have collaborations, ideas, or connections related to business, we want to hear from you! Please email Kristin (kwegner@ucar.edu).

Thanks to our community! We would like to thank the Climate Voices Participants who volunteered to join NOAA’s Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement (PLACE) project. The PLACE project aims to engage new audiences in their local libraries through book club discussions. The National Weather Service, the Climate Program Office and the Office of Education partnered with Califa to provide scientists who will work with librarians in 50 libraries across the US to co-facilitate book clubs. These book clubs will explore the challenges and threats of climate change and extreme weather events as well as steps that can be taken to respond to these impacts. We look forward to hearing about these connections later this summer!

Haven’t heard from your community? Some participants have yet to be invited to speak in their local community. While we are trying to reach networks of community groups on a broad scale, we haven’t been able to connect to community groups in all areas. We encourage you to locate your local Rotary club (https://my.rotary.org/en/search/club-finder), contact your state Interfaith Power & Light chapter (http://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/about/state/), or volunteer to speak at a group you already belong to.

Thank you,

Climate Voices

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Share Feedback Regarding Your Climate Voices Events Learn more

We want to hear about your visit! After you meet with the group, please click here to send us information and feedback. (NOTE: This helps us with future funding proposals!)

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