Concurrent Breakout Session 1

Concurrent Breakout Session 1

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Wednesday, June 1st - 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Track 1

Session Focus- Program Delivery & Design

Topic(s)- Water/Water Resources

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Backyard Stream Repair: Engaging DIY Homeowners

Susan Boser, Danielle Rhea, Jennifer Fetter, Andy Yencha

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Creative thinking for continued compliance-based trainings

Haley Parent, Jeremy Pike, Calvin Sawyer

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Healthy Pond Series

Brooke Saari, C. Guinn Wallover

Track 2

Session Focus- Use of Technology

Topic(s)- Zoom Use/Hybrid Learning

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Multiple virtual platforms extend the reach of Water Wednesday

Yilin Zhuang, Krista Stump

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Geographically separated, virtually connected: co-teaching across the state utilizing Zoom

Ana Zangroniz, Laura Tiu, Sheila Dunning

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.

The Conservation Stewards Program’s virtual journey

Georgia Peterson, Bindu Bhakta, Alexa Warwick

Track 3

Session Focus- Innovative Approaches

Topic(s)- Forestry

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Leveraging field-based research and demonstration to promote forest farming adoption in the pacific northwest

Patrick Shults

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Restoring ecosystem health with targeted disturbance: Oak savanna, Silvopasture and Adaptive grazing

Gary Wyatt

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.

A Network Analysis to Identify the Procurement Zones Around Milling Facilities in Michigan

Naresh Khanal

Track 4


Session Focus- Partnerships & Collaborations

Topic(s)- Community Development & Environment(CDE)/Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Preserving Cultures and Open Spaces: CIVIC Addresses Land Use Planning in Historically Black Communities

Joy Hazell, Dreamal Worthen, Kimberly Davis, Martha Monroe, Mandy Baily

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

What’s In a Name? Thoughtful Nomenclature Makes a Difference Species

Angela Gupta, Megan Weber

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Diving into diversity – broadening youth outreach through 4-H environmental education extension programming

Sarah Davis, Abbey Tyrna, Katherine Clements, Randy Penn

Track 5


Session Focus- Community Assessment & Action

Topic(s)- Climate Change

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Planning & zoning for solar energy systems in Michigan

Tyler Augst

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Designing a co-creation process for climate change related curriculum

Melissa Kreye

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Climate Smart Floridians program – community action on climate change

Holly Abeels