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  • Mansel Nelson
    American Indian Air Quality Training Program */ /* */Course Notice for:/* */ Climate Change on Tribal Lands (Level 1)/* September 21-24, 2010 Flagstaff,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 6, 2010




      American Indian Air Quality Training Program


      Course Notice for:


      “Climate Change on Tribal Lands” (Level 1)

      September 21-24, 2010

      Flagstaff, Arizona


      Pre-Registration Date (for priority consideration): August 9, 2010

      Download Course Application Packet here: PreReg-ClimateChg.pdf [7 pgs]


      Course Description:  This course provides an understanding of the basic science of climate change and its impacts on human health and the environment. Participants will learn ways to educate their communities about climate change.


      Topics include:

      §      Basic science of climate change

      §      Sources of greenhouse gases

      §      Impacts of climate change on human health and the environment

      §      Community Outreach

      Who should attend:  This is an entry-level course open to tribal environmental professionals interested in learning about climate change and how to educate their communities about it.

      Pre-Requisites: None

      Course Structure and Approach:     This course employs a variety of instructional methods including lectures, discussions, tribal case studies, and field trips. Small-group activities will reinforce lecture content. Applicants will complete a pre-course assignment prior to attending.

      How to Apply for the Course:  Read all enclosed information carefully.  Fill out both sides of the enclosed Application Form and fax it to ITEP by the Pre-Registration date listed for priority consideration.  Applications received after the pre-registration period will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

      The “Personal Data” section is required for first-time applicants or applicants who need to update information.  The “Course-Related Information” section is required of all applicants.  Information obtained on the application form is used to aid the selection process and prepare instructors for interaction with participants; please be as specific as possible.  Incomplete application forms may be omitted from the applicant pool.  

              Selection for the course will be on a "space availability" basis and will be limited to 15 registrants.  ITEP staff will review each application and will determine those who would most benefit from this training.

      Training Course Costs: Lodging and reimbursement for meal costs will be paid by ITEP and will be limited to course participants from federally recognized tribes.  Costs for transportation to and from the training location, as well as incidentals such as phone calls, and room service are the responsibility of the participant.  However, stipends to cover some or all of the costs associated with transportation to/from the training location can be granted by ITEP to eligible applicants. Stipends are awarded based on availability of funds and participants are encouraged to apply.  Reimbursement forms must be submitted 10 business days after the end of the course.

      Travel and Hotel Arrangements:  Your hotel reservations will be made by ITEP.  Detailed information regarding hotel arrangements will be sent to you with notification of your selection for this training course.  Lodging costs are FREE to tribal participants, provided that they attend the entire course.  Please read the enclosed “Attendee Expectations” sheet for more information.  Transportation arrangements to and from the training location are the responsibility of the participant; however, you must obtain a letter of selection for the course prior to making airline arrangements. Families are not encouraged to travel as full participation by the attendee is required.

      Additional Responsibilities:  Once you have agreed to attend it is absolutely essential that you complete the training course in full in order to receive your Certificate of Completion.  If you must cancel after a travel stipend has been awarded, we will require full reimbursement of the stipend and any other costs incurred.  Excessive cancellations or poor attendance may jeopardize your eligibility for future courses.


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      As a cooperative effort between Northern Arizona University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Indian Air Quality Training Program seeks to fulfill the mandate of the 1990 Clean Air Act to offer Native American tribes full partnership in the management of air quality on tribal lands.


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      Lydia Scheer, Training Coordinator

      American Indian Air Quality Training Program
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
      Northern Arizona University
      Box 15004
      Flagstaff , AZ   86011

      Ph: 928.523.6887
      Fx: 928.523.1266



      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator                               Voice 928 523 1275   
      Environmental Education Outreach Program          Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals  mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5768
      Northern Arizona University                       Peterson Hall
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011                               Bldg 22, Room 208
      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our
      children."  Native American Proverb
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