Katie Pekarek

Katie Pekarek

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
  • Grants

Contact Information

TitleWater Quality Extension Educator
Faculty RankExtension Educator
Address518 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583–0996
Phone
  • office: 402-413-1166
  • fax: 402-472-2946
E-mailkpekarek2@unl.edu
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Office Hours

W in Hardin Hall

My Story

Extension Planning Overview

Selected Publications

Pekarek, K. and Powers, C. (2021). Water Column. Nebraska Nitrate Working Groups - Summary and Call for Action. Online
Stoner, N., Pekarek, K., Ingram, T., Koelsch, R., Johnson, L. (2020). Water Column. water.unl.edu/newsletter
Traylor, E., Pekarek, K., McCullough, C., Anderson, T. (2020). 2020 Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Plan. Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy. http://dee.ne.gov/publica.nsf/xsp/.ibmmodres/domino/OpenAttachment/Publica.nsf/C61A0E8084AD6C6786257362004F4A29/Attach/2015-30%20Nebraska%20NPSMP.pdf
Gilmore, T., Korus, J., Pennisi, L., Martin, D. L., Pekarek, K. 2019. Needs Assessment: Watershed Science for Water Resources Directors. Journal of Extension. 57(4).Online
Pekarek, K., Missaghi, S. (2018). Making Stormwater runoff Run Online: Explainng Why and How Stormwater Education Moves Online. National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Pekarek, K., Missaghi, S. (in press). Module 1 of the Online Stormwater Core Curriculum (SWCC): Fundamentals of Stormwater Management, Stormwater Practices and Maintenance Processes. Stormwater Practices and Maintenance Core Course. eXtension Online CampuOnline
Stoner, N., Pekarek, K., Johnson, L., Koelsch, R., Ingram, T. (2018). Water Column.
Shelton, D., Rodie, S., Feehan, K., Franti, T., Pekarek, K., Holm, B. 2015. Integrating Extension, Teaching, and Research for Stromwater Management Education. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 10: 68-77.Online

Background

Education

DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Master of ScienceBiological and Agricultural EngineeringNorth Carolina State University2008
Bachelor of ScienceBiological Systems EngineeringUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln2006

 

Awards

TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
Website - National FinalistNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2021
Newsletter - Regional WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2021
Published Photo and Caption - Regional WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2021
Computer Generated Presentation - Regional WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2020
Program Promotional Piece - State WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2020
Video Presentation - Regional WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2020
Program Promotional Piece - Regional WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2019
Published Photo and Caption - Regional WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2019
Program Promotional Piece - Regional WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2018
Publish Photo and Caption - Regional WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2018
Program Promotional Piece - Regional WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2017
Video Recording - State WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2017
Achievement Award - National WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2016
Program Promotional Piece - State WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2016
Publish Photo and Caption - State WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2016
Computer Generated Graphics - State WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2016
Learning Module - State WinnerNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2016
Achievement AwardNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2016
Program Promotional Piece Communication AwardNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2016
Community Landscape AwardNebraska Statewide Arboretum2015
Bound Book Communication AwardNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2015
Educational Aids Blue Ribbon AwardAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers2015
Innovative Extension New Employee AwardUNL Extension2014
Outstanding Team Gold Award (UNL Stormwater Management Education Team)Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP)2013

 

Websites

 

SNR Program Areas

  • Environmental Science

Grants

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/ 2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/ 2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant TitleSource Water Protection Educator
Starting Date01/25/2022

Investigator(s)

Ending Date02/28/2025
Funding Level$141,545.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Environment and Energy

 

Grant TitleUNL/NDEQ Liaison for Coordination of Water Quality Education Programming in NE
Starting Date10/26/2020

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2022
Funding Level$108,776.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Environment and Energy

 

Grant TitleWatershed Science Education Collaboration
Starting Date05/24/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2022
Funding Level$225,204.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Environmental Trust

 

Grant TitleUNL-NDEQ Water Quality Liaison
Starting Date10/01/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2020
Funding Level$159,163.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 

Grant TitleOnline Stormwater Core Course
Starting Date08/21/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/24/2018
Funding Level$7,000.00
Funding AgencyNCRWN

 

Grant TitleStormwater Sleuth Rain to Drain
Starting Date12/10/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/10/2017
Funding Level$3,000.00
Funding Agency