The CZOs strive to educate the general public.
Study of the Critical Zone is a new and evolving realm of science - by necessity, the CZO education and outreach effort has focused on the Earth science community. Nonetheless, the CZOs strive to educate the general public, for example through our presence at the second U.S. Science and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. during April 2012. Our exhibit booth included a variety of pamphlets as well as hands-on activities: geologists demonstrated various processes of weathering and erosion, ecologists showed how to determine the leaf-area index of a forest, and hydrologists used on-line tools to show how land use change affects hydrologic characteristics of a landscape.
06 Apr 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.
28 Mar 2017 (Sierra) - NSF Press Release: New research finding provides insight into role dust may play as ecosystems change
27 Apr 2017 (Calhoun) - The Forest History Society announces that Zachary Brecheisen is the 2017-18 recipient of the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellowship! The fellowship consists...
10 Apr 2017 (National) - The NSF has joined with NBC Learn to release a video series, the "Human Water Cycle," that explores the connection between water, food and energy.
28 Mar 2017 (Sierra) - A team of researchers found that dust provides a much greater amount of nutrients to vegetation in the Sierra Nevada than previously thought.
15 Dec 2016 (Sierra) - Onward California - University of California television spots showcase Southern Sierra CZO research