Kathryn (Katie) Pekarek

Kathryn (Katie) Pekarek

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Title Water Quality Educator
Address 612 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
Phone 402-413-1166
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail kpekarek2@unl.edu
Vitae Download file
Office Hours

W in Hardin Hall


Selected Publications

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 Campus. Online
Stoner, N., Pekarek, K., Johnson, L., Koelsch, R., Ingram, T. (2018). Water Column.
Stoner, N., Pekarek, K., Koelsch, R., Johnson, L., Ingram, T. (2018). water.unl.edu. Online
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


  • 2016 – Achievement Award awarded by National Association of County Agricultural Agents 
  • 2016 – Program Promotional Piece Communication Award awarded by National Association of County Agricultural Agents 
  • 11/11/14 – 2014 Innovative Extension New Employee Award awarded by UNL Extension 
  • 9/19/13 – 2013 Outstanding Team Gold Award (UNL Stormwater Management Education Team) awarded by Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP) 

SNR Program Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Watershed Management
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Quality

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 Title Watershed Science Education Collaboration
Starting Date 5/24/2019
Principal Investigators
Troy Gilmore
Ingram. Erin
Jesse Korus
Kathryn (Katie) Pekarek
Lisa Pennisi
Taylor, Megan
Ending Date 6/30/2022
Funding Level $225,204.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

Grant Title Online Stormwater Core Course
Starting Date 8/21/2017
Principal Investigators
Kathryn (Katie) Pekarek
Ending Date 8/24/2018
Funding Level $7,000.00
Funding Source NCRWN

Grant Title UNL-NDEQ Water Quality Liaison
Starting Date 10/1/2017
Principal Investigators
Kathryn (Katie) Pekarek
John Carroll
Rick Rasby
Ending Date 9/30/2020
Funding Level $159,163.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

Grant Title Stormwater Sleuth Rain to Drain
Starting Date 12/10/2016
Principal Investigators
Kathryn (Katie) Pekarek
Ending Date 12/10/2017
Funding Level $3,000.00
Funding Source