2012 ANREP Conference Abstract Notification

Several members of the WE Team will present the results of this comprehensive evaluation at the 2012 Association of Natural Resource Professionals (ANREP) conference in Hendersonville, NC next May.

The Watershed Education (WE) Team, a cross-college team of OSU Extension professionals, conducts work that touches all aspects of watershed health and management- from restoration and gardening, to fish biology and ecology.  Capturing the effectiveness of those disparate though related programs presented a challenge.  Together, the WE Team members with Molly Engle, Extension Evaluation Specialist, and the WE Team coordinator, Megan Kleibacker, developed a mind map of the WE Team, a fluid logic model representing the goal of the Team, and a simple yet comprehensive evaluation tool that could be used for all WE Team programs.  Six members of the team collected data on their various program areas over the course of one year.  The resulting data analyses provided the WE Extension faculty with clues about their effectiveness as a team, results that can be used to modify future and enhance future WE Team programming.