The Center for the Environment includes outreach and public engagement in its mission and expects graduate students in Environmental Science and Policy to also include outreach about their research as part of their MS program. We believe this will help prepare students to be better communicators of science and develop outreach skills. Students are required to take a one credit course in which they complete an outreach project or activity related to their thesis research. Creative methods and activities are encouraged!
Students have developed a variety of projects to share their work. These include presentations, posters at national conferences, developing curriculum for high school students, and creating blogs for other students to use to share their ideas and work. Examples of some of the outreach projects are listed below:
- Project summary by Chris Nealen “The Relative Importance of Watershed Hydrology and Forest Harvest as Controls on the Mobilization of Aluminum in the White Mountain National Forest, NH”
- Christina Maki’s research on Seasonal Variation of Water Source and Geochemistry in a Northwest Iceland Watershed
- Jim VanGyzn’s Mt. Starr King trailhead kiosk informational poster
- Kristin Brandt’s summary of “Using stable water isotopes as tracers to develop a conceptual model of the source waters connected to streams within the Pemigewasset River watershed, NH.“