A brief overview of the Center, focused primarily on the last 5 years and particularly on our newest programs. Read Report
Climate Adaptation Academy fact sheets
Tue, Jan 30, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Conservation groups that depend on the efforts of volunteers often find themselves with a long to-do list to achieve their conservation goals. At the same time, these organizations often seek to include youth in their efforts, but may find it difficult to know where to start. By engaging youth, these organizations not only can expand their capacity to impact the local environment, but also help train the next generation of conservation leaders and informed citizens.
UConn's Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) programs train teens, adult volunteers and teachers in natural resource science to catalyze on-the-ground conservation projects through a mentorship model. The NRCA has collaborated statewide with 90 conservation partners to mentor 136 service-learning projects that have generated real conservation benefits to Connecticut communities.
In this webinar, NRCA Coordinators Abby Beissinger and Laura Cisneros will: 1. Describe best practices for effectively mentoring while accomplishing conservation goals; and 2. Provide examples of effective mentoring that has led to the success of many NRCA projects.
CT NEMO is providing tools, training and other support to communities facing new stormwater rules under the MS4 general permit.
Check out the new, statewide 2016 high resolution aerial imagery on the updated CT ECO website!
Land use is a major determinant of both water quality and water quantity. CLEAR has several projects and programs focusing on the impact of urbanization on water resources.
Land use is the bottom line! At CLEAR we have research, tools and outreach programs to help people make more informed land use decisions that protect their natural resources and make them more resilient to a changing climate.
CLEAR's mapping expertise is focused on remote sensing analysis, development of online geospatial land use tools, and training for professionals and others in the use of various types of geospatial technology.