Climate Wisconsin receives Emmy Award

November 9, 2011

Wisconsin's Educational Communications Board, including producer Finn Ryan, was recognized with an Emmy Award from the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Nov. 6. for the multimedia project Climate Wisconsin. The 12-part series of videos, essays and teaching tips was honored for outstanding achievement for informational/instructional programming.

Explore Climate
Wisconsin at
The videos were produced to support teaching and learning about climate change in Wisconsin. They highlight expected climate change impacts in a diversity of realms ranging from public health to farming and from recreational fishing to Great Lakes shipping.

Designed to be accessible in a variety of formats, the videos can be viewed on the host website or streamed and downloaded on Teachers' Domain, a free digital media service for educational use. The stories from across Wisconsin were documented over 10 months beginning in February 2010.

All of the Climate Wisconsin stories are supported by research in collaboration with the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), a program of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the project background essays and teaching tips were developed in collaboration with the Nelson Institute and the Center for Biology Education at UW-Madison.

The ECB plans, develops, constructs and operates statewide public radio, public television, and educational telecommunication systems. Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television are services of the ECB and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Explore Climate Wisconsin at