National Drought Mitigation Center

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Tonya Bernadt

Education and Outreach Specialist

About Tonya

Tonya Bernadt, education and outreach specialist, joined the National Drought Mitigation Center in 2009. She is the project coordinator for Climate Masters of Nebraska, which educates community members about reducing their carbon footprint and effectively communicating climate change information to others. She has been involved in a variety of projects while at the NDMC. Within these projects she communicates with and educates stakeholders; develops educational activities and outreach components; writes grants to help secure NDMC funding; facilitates workshops and events and collaborates with the School of Natural Resources, Public Policy Center and other partners on projects. She is a team member on UNL’s Extension Resiliency, EDEN drought, and NIDIS Engaging Preparedness Communities working groups.


  • M.S. in 2004 in leadership education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.S. in 2000 in environmental studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln