Extension professionals are constantly seeking new strategies to effectively reach and engage our audiences. While traditional methods are still effective in many places and for certain audiences, innovative approaches can expand our connections, deepen our impact and broaden our scope. They can also give us a chance to learn new skills providing us with professional advancement and effectiveness.
In the rapidly changing world of invasive species, nimble and novel outreach mechanisms connecting with a diverse cross-section of society are necessary to positively impact our renewable resources in range, forests, and wetlands. Maintaining ecosystem health at the landscape scale can be more feasible when we use communication tools that link people together at the regional level in the blink of an eye.
We will be highlighting:
- Andrea Lorek Strauss, University of Minnesota (Video)
- Megan Weber, University of Minnesota (3-D printing)
- David Coyle, Clemson University (Social media)