Watershed Education

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This webinar provides an overview of the stream system and the ecosystem services it can provide as well as implementation strategies.

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This webinar was offered in February of 2011 as part of the webinar series "Research to Practice: Addressing Non-Point Source Pollution in Ohio". Bill Lynch explains how land use practices lead to algae blooms in lake environments. Jim Hoorman will review the latest research on cover crops and how they may help reduce nutrient losses from agricultural lands while improving soil quality.

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This webinar was offered in December of 2010, the second in the series "Research to Practice: Addressing Non-Point Source Pollution in Ohio". Robyn Wilson (OSU) explains how mental models research was used to understand how streamside landowners and students' understanding of streams and watersheds differs from experts' understanding.  Anne Baird (OSU Extension) describes research results identifying factors that are most influential on streamside landowner decision-making and reviews implications for education programs.

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This webinar was offered in November of 2010 as part of the webinar series "Research to Practice: Addressing Non-Point Source Pollution in Ohio". Ken Genskow (University of Wisconsin Extension) introduces social indicators as a tool for improving and evaluating education and outreach programs. Joe Bonnell (OSU Extension) shares results from case studies applying social indicators to increasing farmer adoption of conservation practices.

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This webinar was recorded as part of the 2010 Ohio Watershed Academy. Dr. Tomas Koontz is Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. Dr. Koontz summarizes recent research findings on the challenges and outcomes of collaborative approaches to watershed management.

 

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