Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 3:30pm ET.  All meetings are recorded and archived. Our next meeting is Thursday, March 4, 2021. Click on any of the links below to view past meetings.

February 4, 2021
NECI Strategic Planning

January 7, 2021
NECI Strategic Planning

December 10, 2020
NECI Strategic Planning

November 5, 2020
NECI Strategic Planning

October 8, 2020
NECI Strategic Planning

September 10, 2020
 Featured Speaker/Topic  
Collin Adkins, Environment & Energy Resource Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension “Community Energy Engagement Program” (starts at: 11:40)

August 6, 2020
Featured Speaker/Topic
Allison Morrill Chatrchyan, Senior Research Associate, Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Depts. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences & Global Development, “Overview of Cornell’s Climate Smart Solutions Program and Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program”
Sabrina Drill, David Kay, Susan Kocher, “CONVERGE Working Group priorities: Natural hazards and the pandemic”

July 9, 2020
Featured Speaker/Topic
David Kay, “Land Use Implications of Large Scale Solar Development”

June 4, 2020
Featured Speaker/Topic
John Cobourn, (Water Resource Specialist, Emeritus, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension), Caiti Steele (Coordinator and Deputy Director of the USDA Southwest Climate Hub) and Ros McCann (Utah State University), prior work from 2016 Southwest Extension Climate Workshop, co-sponsored by the Southwest Regional Climate Hub and application to NECI
Sara Via, Professor and Climate Extension Specialist, University of Maryland Extension, “Climate and Sustainability Webinar Series,” and the EnROADS Climate Change Solutions Simulator training.   
Rachel Steele, National Program Leader, Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems, USDA Agricultural Research Service, “USDA Climate Hubs and Extension: A Growing Partnership Opportunity” 
Amulya Rao, Evaluation Specialist, UW-Madison Division of Extension Natural Resources Institute, “Ongoing climate change-related efforts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Extension
Paul Lachapelle, “Overview of Climate Smart Montana and 4-H Climate Curriculum
Natalie Carroll, Professor, Purdue University, “Youth Weather and Climate Curricula Overview

May 7, 2020
Featured Speaker/Topic
Chris Jones, University of Arizona, and Melissa Kreye, Penn State, Extension Leadership and COVID-19     
Sabrina Drill, UC Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County, and Amber Gray, UW–Madison, communications platforms for our NECI group (MS Teams, etc.)    
Paul Lachapelle, Montana State University, recent conversations regarding partnerships/opportunities with JCEP, eXtension and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant    
Katie Ann Callahan, Director, Clemson University Center for Watershed Excellence, Clemson University, ”Citizen science monitoring program in freshwater and saltwater and how we are including impacts of climate change”      
Amulya Rao, Evaluation Specialist, UW-Madison Division of Extension Natural Resources Institute “Highlights about UW Extension’s climate change programming”     
Paul Monaghan, Associate Professor, Extension Specialist in Community-Based Social Marketing, Center for Land Use Efficiency, University of Florida, “A warming climate and the prevention of heat related illness among farmworkers in Florida”    
Eric Norland, NIFA National Science Liaison, Environment and Natural Resources “Update: Climate Change and USDA.”

April 2, 2020
Featured Speaker/Topic
Peter Barcinas, Extension Agent III/Assistant Professor, Economic and Community Systems, University of Guam, “Climate change collaboration work we are doing with Extension and GovGuam and Federal agencies”      
Sabrina Drill, Natural Resources Advisor, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, University of California Cooperative Extension, “Connecting communities to build climate resilience: Climate programming in California and the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)”                                          
Sherrie Gruder, Sustainable Design Specialist and Energy Program Manager, UW-Madison Division of Extension, “Wisconsin Extension’s Climate Leadership Team”                   
Tyler Williams, Ag Climate and Weather Extension Educator, University of Nebraska Extension, “Weather Ready Nebraska,”

March 5, 2020