Community Engagement

Spring Activity

Family Weatherfest
17th Annual Weatherfest is April 1, 2017 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Nebraska Inovation Campus.

Spring Activity

The Big Event

Big Event
"Through service-oriented activities, The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community." - Carl, Chris, Homeowner Olive, Mark and Jenny

Event: April 8 from 9 am to 1 pm

Movie Night & Discussion

Just Eat It Movie

April 4, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 PM in Hardin Hall Auditorium
Co-sponsored by Earthstock and School of Natural Resources

New Mission

The School of Natural Resources Community Engagement Committee is accepting requests from any SNR group planning outreach activities in need of help purchasing promotional materials, including copies, flyers and signs.

In 2017, the committee shifted from utilizing available funds for two annual outreach events to instead focusing on supporting outreach efforts from professors, staff or centers within.

Engage With Us

The School of Natural Resources regularly engages with the community through activities & public speakers.

News

Greater prairie-chicken nest site selection appears unaffected by wind energy facility


Greater prairie-chicken nest site selection appears unaffected by wind energy facility

Rapid development of wind energy across the Great Plains has spurred concern about potential effects on grassland birds, the most rapidly declining avian group in North American. But a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers shows that at least one grassland bird — the endangered greater prairie-chicken — pays little attention to small-scale wind energy infrastructure in choosing nesting sites.

Grassland management and proximity to roads, on the other hand, still play the most dominant role in where the birds choose to nest and whether they survive

NSF grant to boost graduate education in ag resilience


NSF grant to boost graduate education in ag resilience

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has earned a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award to launch an interdisciplinary graduate training program focused on understanding resilience and vulnerability in agricultural landscapes. The new training program will be led by Craig Allen, a research professor with SNR and director of the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Warning system gets the early drop on drought


Warning system gets the early drop on drought

Agricultural crops can wither in a flash when the days turn hot, the air dries, the rain stops and moisture evaporates quickly from the soil. A new early warning system developed by two nationally recognized centers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with the U.S. Geological Survey, can help alert stakeholders as drought begins.

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