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ERIC Number: EJ1226519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Needs Assessment: Watershed Science for Water Resources Directors
Gilmore, Troy E.; Korus, Jesse; Pennisi, Lisa; Martin, Derrel; Pekarek, Katie
Journal of Extension, v57 n4 Article 4RIB7 Aug 2019
We conducted a needs assessment to identify watershed science training needs for locally elected directors of Nebraska's 23 natural resources districts (NRDs). We interviewed NRD staff and surveyed NRD directors to determine training needs and identify relevant topics and preferred delivery formats. We found that training would be valuable; however, directors are busy, meaning that opportunities for training are limited. Additionally, we learned that directors rely on printed material and other NRD personnel for watershed science information. Therefore, web-based information may be most useful if designed for collaborative learning through hybrid delivery during regular NRD activities. Our findings are relevant to current and future regulatory systems reliant on locally elected boards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Grant or Contract Numbers: NEB21177