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Speed Science Fact Sheet: Climate Change Beliefs, Concerns and Support for Adaptation and Mitigation among Corn Belt Farmers - CSCAP Last Updated on 2014-08-04 16:44:36 The Climate Change Beliefs, Concerns and Support for Adaptation and Mitigation among Corn Belt Farmers Fact Sheet and additional Speed Science Fact Sheets and presentation videos are approved for use in educational, research and extension settings. The fact sheets were developed and presented as "Speed Science" by the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems CAP (CSCAP). The CSCAP is a transdisciplinary partnership among 11 institutions creating new science and educational opportunities. It seeks to increase resilience and adaptability of Midwest agriculture to more volatile weather patterns by identifying farmer practices and policies that increase sustainability while meeting crop demand. Printable flyer >> About CSCAP Project To promote the long-term sustainability and productivity of U.S. corn-based cropping systems against recent climate trends and future... More »
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Speed Science - Plot Design Options for On-Farm Cover Crop Trials - Mark Licht, Iowa State University Last Updated on 2014-02-28 18:48:12 Published on Feb 17, 2014 Mark Licht, extension field agronomist for Iowa State University, discusses strategies for planning, implementing, and testing cover crops. This lecture was part of the "Implementing Cover Crops to Improve Cropping System Resilience" workshop in Story County, Iowa, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory on April 2, 2013. Two handouts referred to in this video are available at the Sustainable Corn Website at The workshop was developed in partnership with the USDA-NIFA Sustainable Corn project. For more information about this project, see Other partners included Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa Learning Farms, the Agricultural Research Service and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education. More »
Video: Bringing Climate Change to the Classroom - Will Steger Last Updated on 2012-08-03 00:00:00 SUMMARY Nalani McCutcheon directs a block of instruction on how to effect behavior change among students, pointing out that knowledge of climate change does not equate to action on the student's part. She makes three key factors in effecting student action: 1.) The power of significant time spent outside with nature 2.) The power of observation 3.) The poeer of longitudinal data She reference the work of Tom Tanner in support of her argument, specifically an extensive set of interviews he conducted of environmental activists in 1980. Two factors showed up as key to the participants becoming activists: significant time spent outside and the presence of an adult role model. After the lecture, Nalani breaks into a workshop in which everyone discusses barriers to providing students access to the natural world and the time and freedom to explore it. She wraps... More »
Video: TED Talks series - Sylvia Earle's TED Prize Wish to Protect our Oceans Last Updated on 2012-08-02 00:00:00 SUMMARY 18:12 minutes TED Talks series, FILMED FEB 2009 • POSTED FEB 2009 • TED2009 Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet. GOALS Earle wants to wake up people the destruction and rapid decline that humans are causing to the ocean, and what the vast losses have and will continue to be unless there is a drastic change. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS I hope that someday we will find evidence that there is intelligent life among humans on this planet." (Sylvia Earle) Watch >> TED Talks: Sylvia Earle's TED Prize Wish to Protect our Oceans Listen >> TED Talks: Sylvia... More »