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Wetland and Extension Webinar Scheduled for August 22nd

By CPTPComm | 2:27 PM, 08/03/2018

We invite you to join Extension and Wisconsin Wetlands Association for a webinar and discussion on Wetlands and Extension on August 22, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm CT.

 Wetlands and Extension is offered as part of a long-term initiative to build UWEX capacity to integrate wetlands into UWEX programming.  It addresses findings from a 2015 survey where UWEX Agricultural and Natural Resource (ANR) Educators, and Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development (CNRED) Educators, expressed strong interest in learning how to more effectively communicate the benefits of wetlands in terms that were relevant to their audiences, and indicated a need for more wetland outreach materials.

Your feedback is needed to help us adapt new wetland presentations to better meet the wetland information needs of UWEX audiences, particularly agriculture and local governments. 

Participants will learn from and provide input on 3 short presentations covering:

  1. Wetlands 101
  • Where and how wetlands form and what they do.
  1. The Role of Wetlands in Watersheds
  • How wetlands function in aggregate as part of a healthy hydrologic system.
  • How land use and landscape condition can alter the benefits wetlands provide. 
  1. Wetlands Where You Live and Work
  • An overview of wetlands as a land and water management tool and trends that are elevating interest in wetland practices that increase flood storage, improve water quality, and increase profits.

Q&A on the wetland concepts presented will precede the discussion portion of the program. 

The presentation scripts and slides will be refined after the webinar to incorporate your feedback, after which the final presentations will be recorded and posted as short videos for potential use by UWEX educators, the Wisconsin Master Naturalist program, and other partners.

Click here to register for Wetlands and Extension.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Acknowledgments: The production of this webinar and related outreach materials is made possible by a Wetland Program Development Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.