Science Literacy Partners

Partners includes, commodity groups, government, business and educational entities.

Goal

Informing and engaging our partners in current research and outreach related to food, fuel, water, landscapes, and people.

Objectives

  1. Develop a consistent message that encompasses food, fuel, water, landscapes and agriculture’s important relationship with natural resources, the environment and society.
  2. Coordinate efforts among statewide partners to collectively work together to develop, deliver and assess innovative and effective educational programs on food, fuel, water, landscapes, and people with a focus on real-world challenges.

Outcomes

  1. Public and state government agencies will recognize the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a source for up-to-date, unbiased information on food, fuel, water, landscapes and people issues, and the integrated stewardship of agriculture and natural resources.
  2. Agencies report increased awareness of challenges to food, fuel, water, landscapes, and people issues.
  3. Increased grants and contracts with partners related to science literacy.

Strategies

  1. Develop courses for partners that inform them on current research and outreach related to food, fuel, water, landscapes, and people.
  2. Offer professional development opportunities for partners focused on utilizing their educational programming related to food, fuel, water, and landscapes systems as models for K-12 science instruction.
  3. Work with partners to maximize resources related to increasing science literacy.