The National Extension Climate Initiative serves to link climate change-related education and research across Extension program areas and associations. This subgroup acts as a place to share opportunities and resources, and discuss all things related to climate change extension.
Curriculum Development Committee: Coordinate the development of existing and new climate-based curricular materials; Investigate the restructuring of traditional Extension programming around new areas more relevant to today's issues and populations; Work with partners like Federal level employees, USDA Climate Hubs, etc. to develop and promote new materials (ex. national youth climate stewards curriculum); Work to develop community programs on energy literacy, green workforce development,...
Extension Policy Committee: Identify, strengthen, and develop new relationships, partnerships, and pathways to leverage and grow current work on climate change; Facilitate compensation of expertise; Encourage land grant universities/administration to support climate programming by identifying or designating state-level Extension specialists/faculty points of contact; Improve willingness to act throughout the system .
Evaluation/Survey Committee: Develop a unified tool/set of indicators to measure/assess climate progress and impacts and increase accountability of Extension programs and leaders; Conduct national needs assessment of what major stakeholders need to know with regards to climate change."
Suggest adding what is in italics. Help to facilitate internal and external communications about climate science, methods and approaches to educating Extension personnel and customers and, resources to accomplish and enhance communication; develop and document communication methodologies that have worked or show promise both internal to Extension personnel and external to Extension customers;
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