Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards

Saturday, January 28, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and CFANS for the 2023 Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards, a special evening honoring climate leaders from across Minnesota who are working to ensure our state is making needed progress responding to and preparing for a changing climate. Featured speakers include Jothsna Harris, Mark Seeley, PhD, and Heidi Roop, PhD. Moderated by Sven Sundgaard.

The Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards, presented annually since 2014, celebrate exceptional achievements in leadership, education, research, policies, and practices that improve resilience or climate justice through the development, advancement, or implementation of climate adaptation strategies. We know that celebrating success and showcasing the actions and leadership of our peers can help to accelerate adaptation across Minnesota, and beyond. Past recipients have developed cutting-edge adaptation plans for their communities, supported project-specific implementation of adaptation investments, and served as leaders championing adaptation across their organizations. 

The awards events will include access to the Bell Museum, the awards presentation with light refreshments and a cash bar, as well as access to the special exhibit Snow: Tiny Crystals, Global Impact, a hands-on science exhibition about the nature and wonder of snow and the impact of climate change on our snowy planet. The exhibition follows snow’s journey from tiny crystals to vast winter landscapes to abundant spring snowmelt. Visitors can explore how snow shapes and sustains life on Earth, snow’s vital roles in sustaining our water supply and cooling our planet, and the cultural and personal value of snow. Snow was developed and produced by OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) as part of a collaborative project led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and funded by the National Science Foundation.