SOCAN’s Master Climate Protector – Feb 2021 – via Zoom

Would you like to learn more about climate change and it implications at the global, national and local level? Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) will offer the next Master Climate Protector (MCP) course beginning February 8, 2021. The course will cover such topics as:

  •    Current information on climate change trends and projections,
  •    the role of population growth and energy use,
  •    the effects on weather patterns on storm frequency and severity,
  •    the effects on human health, our fragile ecosystem, water resources and agriculture,
  •    how to share this information with others,
  •    how you can do more to reduce your “Climate Footprint.”

While the local focus will be information related to Southern Oregon, participants from elsewhere are welcome. Information on climate trends and projections or Oregon Senate Districts can be found here.

You will be encouraged to become even more of a climate advocate via many varied service opportunities. You will have access to a library of references and visual materials.

DATE: Monday, February 8, 2021 is the first session.  The sessions continue for 10 weeks on Mondays. The last session is April 12, 2020.

TIME:  6 to 9 PM with breakout group interaction and breaks.

LOCATION: Zoom (link will be sent the week before class). Since this course will be offered virtually, you will need to have access to a computer with internet access. A laptop/desktop is recommended rather than a tablet for the ease of viewing the presentations and interacting with your classmates using the chat function on Zoom. Webcams are preferred, but not required.

COST: The registration fee is $100. Scholarships to help defray registration costs are available. Please complete the Scholarship application linked on the Registration page.


  • Option 1: Send a check made out to SOCAN with MCP in the Memo to SOCAN, 7113 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville, OR 97530.
  • Option 2: Use SOCAN’s Donor Box account to pay with Credit Card or bank transfer.


Feb 8: Session 1 – Intro & Basic Science, Info about program

Feb 15: Session 2 – Alternative Explanations

Feb 22: Session 3 – Energy and Construction

March 1: Session 4 – Transportation

March 8: Session 5 – Weather & Water

March 15: Session 6 – Terrestrial (Land Based) Natural Systems

March 22: Session 7 – Agriculture

March 29: Session 8 – Human Responses (Consumption, Health, & Psychological)

April 5: Session 9 – Individual & Collective Actions

April 12: Session 10 – Wrap-up

The Course



Scholarship application


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