Educational Module Development for Tribal Adaptation Work

Lead CCASS Content: Karletta Chief

Around thirty Native American technicians are trained in the use of hydrology tools at a regional BIA Native American Water Corps Training at the University of Arizona each summer.  Participants return to their tribes and work on water issues.  In summer 2017, NNCAP assistant research scientist Valerie Small helped Dr. Karletta Chief began developing and testing an educational module at the summer program, which will undergo extensive technical review and piloting over the next two years. The components of this educational module have the potential to be included in the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy's Native Nations Institute's training program.  The tribal educational module is to be used for training and outreach to Native American students and recent graduates about climate adaptation work, and will include an instructional guide, a PowerPoint that parallels the written guide, and discussion activities.