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.
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.
28 Oct 2018 - Laura Keefer, head of the Watershed Science Section at the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), has been named Illinois state hydrologist.
29 Jun 2018 - A new Illinois Extension online course is available: Where Does Eroded Soil Come From and Where Does It Go?
21 Jun 2017 - Scientists obtain comprehensive view of agricultural ecosystems
04 Nov 2015 - This video portrays an artistic rendition of Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes (http://imlczo.org).
01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.
05 Dec 2017 - Information on CZO award recipients, events, presentations, etc. at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.
30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.
25 Oct 2017 - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.
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...