In April, 2018, the SW Climate Adaptation Science Center convened a two-day short course on translational ecology. The short course was a training for graduate students and early career scientists, on principles and tools for the co-production of environmental science to inform decision-making, through the lens of Translational Ecology (TE).
The goal of the training was to develop capacity for understanding and implementing the
principles of the co-production of knowledge, which can lead to increased generation of
actionable science and more efficient adoption of science in natural resources
The training included:
- Overview of the principles of the co-production of science and policy
- Overview of key interpersonal and professional skills for successful knowledge co-production
- Primer on meeting facilitation techniques, and opportunities to practice, using plausible stakeholder meeting scenarios, related to climate adaptation planning.
- Material on science communication: graphics and messaging techniques and tips.
- Case studies and face-to-face discussions with resource managers and scientists on the knowledge co-production process, and climate adaptation planning challenges and realities. Opportunity to apply workshop techniques for convening an ice-breaker discussion with stakeholders.