Hosted by NOAA and The Wild Center

For the first time, we are hosting a joint workshop with NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) grantees and NOAA’s Science On a Sphere (SOS) Users Collaborative Network. Users are coming together to share knowledge of engaging communities around the global-to-local issues we face. The Wild Center offsite link, our location host, is a leader in informal science education and has both a SOS exhibit that is integrated with their new climate solutions exhibit and they are also a two-time recipient of funding from ELP for their youth climate resilience work. 


The Wild Center
Tupper Lake, New York


Tuesday, May 7 through Thursday, May 9, 2024


Global to Local: Using data and visualizations to build community resilience

Bus Schedule (before and after the workshop) - Updated Times

Monday, May 6     -    4:30 pm and 9:00 pm pick ups at Albany airport

Thursday, May 9   -    Departure after the workshop to the Albany airport

Friday, May 10      -    6:00 am departure to the Albany airport

Daily schedule for the workshop: 

Download here the agenda for the workshop


Our theme for this workshop, “Global to Local: Using data and visualizations to build community resilience,” builds off the strengths of both the SOS network and ELP grantees. Tackling global challenges like climate change and pandemics require an understanding of how planet-scale dynamics manifest at a local level.  It also requires skills in local implementation of equitable solutions that address resulting impacts. These two groups exemplify these types of efforts. We think the members of the ELP resilience education grantee community of practice and SOS Network members will enjoy interacting with each other and learning about approaches they’re each using to engage audiences. 

Workshop objectives

  • Share ideas and strategies for how global data and data visualizations and local community resilience efforts can complement each other.
  • Help users communicate climate change effectively in order to increase resiliency, sustainability, climate solutions, and actions.
  • Learn about novel methods for engaging the public with data and participatory science.
  • Create personal and professional bonds among individuals, projects, and institutions across the SOS networks and ELP grantee community.
  • Build knowledge of NOAA’s data visualization and climate resilience tools and resources.
  • Showcase the versatility of the SOS technology. 
  • Promote adoption of new approaches for climate resilience education highlighted in the ELP Theory of Change.
  • Inform future NOAA direction for supporting these programs and funding solicitations.

Getting started

To give you an idea of what our workshops are like, we always have time in plenary with everyone together and also concurrent sessions so that we can break up and focus on what interests us the most. It is a great time to interact and learn from the members of NOAA’s SOS and ELP teams and with others doing work similar to yours!

Please take a look at the following document to learn more about The Wild Center and the Adirondack region:


As a reminder, we try to make the workshop as low-cost for attendees as possible. We are arranging free, on-the-ground transportation between the Albany airport and the meeting and lodging locations. There is no registration fee for the workshop, we provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the workshop, and we accept applications for additional travel support. Please note: we are not planning to offer virtual attendance at the workshop.

Hotel information

Hotels need to be booked by the participants. Please select one hotel from the following list and make your reservation.


Crowne Plaza Lake Placid offsite link

101 Olympic Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946


  • Call 1-800-874-1980.
  • Make your reservation.


Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort offsite link - SOLD OUT

2559 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946


  • Call 1-800-582-5540.
  • Make your reservation.


Grand Adirondack Hotel offsite link

2520 Main St. Lake Placid, New York 12946