Update on NASA Talk: Communicating Climate Change

For those unable to attend next week's talk at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, there is a call in number to listen to the presentation and discussion. See details on the talk here. Audio will also follow online.

Also if you are a non-NASA staff member and would like to attend, here are the details. Leave a comment in the space below and I will email you back with the staff contact information:

[Non-staff] will need to contact me at least a day ahead of time so that I can let security know how many people to expect. I'll need a couple of days for foreign nationals, since I'd have to get them cleared individually. If you have a small group coming, I can escort them onto campus when I meet you at the main gate. Everyone will need to bring a photo ID.

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