2021 Course Offering starts on February 8, 2021

The 2021 SOCAN’s Master Climate Protector – A Primer for Action will be offered virtually via Zoom. Registration is open and payment guarantees your place in the course. The course starts on Monday, February 8, 2021 and sessions are from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Modeled on the extremely popular Jackson County Master Gardener and Master Recycler programs, SOCAN’s Master Climate Protector (MCP) program incorporates both a training component and a service component.  It is designed for individuals who want to know more about Climate Change and what we can do to address this critical problem.

Master Climate Protectors are trained volunteers who work to inform and educate the public about the science of climate change and its consequences. They work within their communities and local governments to promote personal and collective actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and serve as an educational outreach for climate literacy.

Master Climate Protectors complete a 10-week training course that covers climate change science and the impacts on key sectors of energy, transportation, agriculture, water, and health. Within each sector we include global and local impacts, personal and collective mitigating actions, and measurements on how to reduce our greenhouse gas footprint. Although the course is science-based, we recognize that participants come with different levels of science expertise. Instructors, therefore, work with participants to increase their understanding and comfort with the material. The course includes a manual, discussion based classes, and presentations from local and regional experts.

From courses offered in spring and fall 2017, spring 2018, spring 2019 and spring 2020, we have 77 graduates, 44 of whom have completed 20 hours of service and achieved Certified Master Climate Protector status. Additionally 41 recertification certificates have been awarded for additional 20 hours of service.


Marion Moore was a participant in the Pilot session offered in 2017. She is an incredible leader who uses her knowledge of climate change to guide her actions. Marion’s video

  • This is a life-changing course. It helped me move from a feeling of paralysis to empowerment and to action.
  • Please take this course!  It is absolutely essential for each of us to become informed and this is a well-planned, concise and complete outlook with rational, scientifically based facts.
  • An opportunity to shed one’s misinformation/misunderstanding around climate change.
  • Students will learn the facts as well as learn new things from each other.
  • I would say, “I learned so much — about the nature of the crisis and what I can do personally and collectively to mitigate it.  It was extremely worthwhile!
  • This class is an excellent way to gain understanding of the most important aspects of climate change – from understanding causes and gaining knowledge of the wide range of effects to insights on an array of actions I can take to help.
  • Incredibly worthwhile! Scientific, well organized, myriad of topics covered including ways to help. Highly recommend!
  • SOCAN’s Master Climate Protector program is excellent! If you are concerned about climate change and you are wondering what you can do about it, this course will help you become well informed and will give you the tools to make changes in your life and share your newfound knowledge with others!
  • You’ll learn a lot about climate science and the helpful changes that are possible, both as a society and as an individual. You’ll get how important this issue is and that it isn’t going to magically solve itself. We are the problem and we are the solution.
  • The course is dynamic! You will not only gain a solid understanding of climate change, but will leave the course emboldened and empowered to be pro-active in your own personal actions and collective/political actions.
  • I would strongly recommend how imperative it is to have this education, to impel taking action, and sharing the facts with others.


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