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Beaver, OK, May 21, 2015
This workshop will feature information for ranchers who are dealing with long-term choices associated with drought, as well as drought recovery. The workshop is free and open to the public. It is funded by the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and is being hosted by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) ,National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Oklahoma State Extension, NOAA Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), Great Plains Grazing, the Beaver County Conservation District, and the USDA Ag Research Service. To register please visit the NDMC Ranch Plan Website: http://drought.unl.edu/ranchplan/
Walking the tightrope: Navigating extreme drought in a Rocky Mountain resort community
, , May 15, 2015
When it comes to the economy of most ski resorts and
recreation-based communities, drought is a bad or
even a banned word. Diane Johnson, Communications and
Public Affairs Manager for Eagle River Water and Sanitation
District (which serves the Colorado mountain resorts of Vail and
Beaver Creek as well as surrounding communities), and Nolan
Doesken, State Climatologist for Colorado, will recount the
drought of 2012. This webinar is co-hosted by the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Colorado State University, the National Drought Mitigation Center, and the National Integrated Drought Information System Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group.
Winnebago Student Academy Water Banking Day
Winnebago, NE, May 6, 2015
Nicole Wall, Deborah Wood, and Tonya Bernadt traveled to Winnebago, NE to work with the middle school student academy. Two 1.5 hour sessions covering weather, climate, drought, watersheds, and water quality were presented in conjunction with the Center's game called Water Banking.
Winnebago Tribe Outreach
Winnebago, NE, May 6, 2015
Tonya Bernadt, Nicole Wall, and Deborah Wood travel to Winnebago, Nebraska to educate 7th and 8th graders of the Winnebago tribe about water budgeting and conservation. Students will use the water banking game with pre-drought and drought scenarios in which they will have to work in teams to come up with a water budget that meets everyone's needs.
Jesslyn Brown Visit 2015
Lincoln, NE, April 9-10, 2015
Jesslyn Brown, a geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, visits the NDMC on April 9. She has been a collaborator with the NDMC and will present a seminar as part of the Steve Lavin Memorial Lecture Series. The 2:00 p.m. lecture on April 10 is in Hardin Hall and is titled "The Time (and the Pixels) They Are A-Changin'."
Mirek Trnka Visit 2015
Lincoln, NE, April 6-May 27
Mirek Trnka, a Senior Researcher at the Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, visits the NDMC. He has been a collaborator with the NDMC for several years.
Earth Wellness Festival 2015
Lincoln, NE, March 25-26, 2015
NDMC staff Tonya Bernadt, Nicole Wall, and Deb Wood volunteer at the Earth Wellness Festival at Southeast Community College and provide hands-on activities for participants. Fifth grade students from various schools learn about the environment and importance of natural resources. Approximately 3,000 students from various schools attend this annual event.
Bozeman, MT Drought Workshop
Bozeman, MT, March 17-18, 2015
Mike Hayes and Deborah Bathke host and present during a workshop for the Watershed Corps in Montana's Missouri River Basin.
Lincoln, NE, February 19, 2015
Brian Fuchs leads this weekly Midwest and Great Plains Drought Webinar sponsored by NIDIS.
Wind River Webinar 2015
Lincoln, NE, February 18, 2015
Wind River Training and Planning Webinar, led by Mike Hayes, addresses the importance of drought planning to the Wind River Water Board and discusses the agenda for the March 3 workshop.
Community Capitals Framework Webinar
Lincoln, NE, January 28, 2015
Deborah Bathke and Nicole Wall participate in the NIDIS EPC group-sponsored Community Capitals Framework webinar.
Caribbean Drought Training Workshops
Bridgetown, Barbados, January 19-23, 2015
Mark Svoboda, Brian Fuchs, and Chris Poulsen will participate and present at drought training workshops, "Building Regional Climate Capacity in the Caribbean," in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Climate Masters of Nebraska 2015
Lincoln, NE, January 15-March 19
Climate Masters of Nebraska is an adult education program which was developed to teach about climate change and ways to reduce your carbon footprint. The course is free and lasts 10 weeks. Registration is required.