EDUCATION-OUTREACH

 

 

The IML-CZO develops education and outreach programs to actively engage researchers in the IML-CZO, as well as the general public at the local, regional, and national levels, as well as science teachers at the K-12 and post-secondary educational levels. Our region has numerous players who own and/or manage the landscape, including producers, water resource managers, regulators, or government and NGOs. Collaborating with local stakeholders and organizations is a key focus of our education and outreach programs.

 

                                                         

 

 

Learning about the Sangamon River Valley, Illinois.

The goals of the Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory’s outreach and education program are:


Goal #1: To create meaningful connections and conversations with individuals and organizations in our CZO. 


Goal #2: To engage people (especially students of all ages) through outreach material, allowing them to respond and comment.


Goal #3: To exchange ideas, thereby promoting the IML-CZO as a collaborative process.



 

Researchers in the IML-CZO are conducting outreach with students from K-12 through postdoctoral programs.

The IML-CZO outreach efforts and website not only ties together research efforts and compile data across the network of sites for easy access, it also functions as a means of communicating the ongoing research and key findings to interested parties. Educational aids developed by this CZO are posted on the website for general use by teachers and/or students. Additionally, the website is a gateway for announcing events and other outreach activities related to the IML-CZO. In conjunction with the IML-CZO website, we are building a virtual presence on traditional social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, to track the ongoing research process, announce relevant research findings and upcoming outreach events, and highlight the researchers or stakeholders working within the basins.

The definition of success in this sphere revolves around creating meaningful connections and conversations with individuals and organizations. Our goal is to engage people through outreach material, allowing them to respond and comment. The IML-CZO website serves as a virtual bulletin board where people can exchange ideas, thereby promoting the IML-CZO as a collaborative process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers in the IML-CZO are conducting outreach with students from K-12 through postdoctoral programs.

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Education/Outreach News

FEATURED

Laura Keefer named Illinois State Hydrologist

28 Oct 2018 - Laura Keefer, head of the Watershed Science Section at the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), has been named Illinois state hydrologist.

FEATURED

New Online Course: Where Does Eroded Soil Come From and Where Does It Go?

29 Jun 2018 - A new Illinois Extension online course is available: Where Does Eroded Soil Come From and Where Does It Go?

FEATURED

NSF Discovery: Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds

21 Jun 2017 - Scientists obtain comprehensive view of agricultural ecosystems

FEATURED

FIML Art-Science Rendition of IMLCZO

04 Nov 2015 - This video portrays an artistic rendition of Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes (http://imlczo.org).


Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

CZOs at AGU 2017

05 Dec 2017 - Information on CZO award recipients, events, presentations, etc. at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.

Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

CZNews: Fall 2017

25 Oct 2017 - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.

Earth Science Week 2017 Video Contest

15 Aug 2017 - For Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute invites you to enter the Earth Connections video contest. Submit a brief, 30-90...

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Education/Outreach Events

FEATURED NATIONALLY

CUAHSI Training Workshop

The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes


Knoxville, TN.


No other upcoming events have been posted

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