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Journal of Extension

February 2013 Volume 51, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. HALTER: Using Horsequest as a Training Tool

    Elaine Long Bailey, Karen Waite & Kristen M. Wilson

    Youth organizations, such as 4-H, need dedicated, knowledgeable adult volunteer leaders. Oftentimes, adults are intimidated to work with youth, either because of questionable understanding of... More

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  2. Nature's Notebook and Extension: Engaging Citizen-Scientists and 4-H Youth to Observe a Changing Environment

    Erin E. Posthumus, LoriAnne Barnett, Theresa M. Crimmins, George R. Kish, Will Sheftall, Esperanza Stancioff & Peter Warren

    Extension, with its access to long-term volunteers, has the unique ability to teach citizen scientists about the connection between climate variability and the resulting effects on plants, animals,... More

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  3. Mobile Applications for Participatory Science

    Sabrina L. Drill

    Citizen science, participatory research, and volunteer monitoring all describe research where data are collected by non-professional collaborators. These approaches can allow for research to be... More

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  4. Using Social Media to Involve the Public in Wildlife Research--The SNAMP Fisher Sock Collection Drive

    Susie Kocher, Anne Lombardo & Rick A. Sweitzer

    The University of California Cooperative Extension used social media to solicit donations to support research on the Pacific fisher, a rare forest-dwelling weasel, conducted by UC scientists. The... More

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  5. Problems Impacting Extension Program Quality at the County Level: Results from an Analysis of County Program Reviews Conducted in Florida

    Amy Harder, Austen Moore, Melissa Mazurkewicz & Matt Benge

    Needs assessments are an important tool for informing organizational development efforts in Extension. The purpose of the study reported here was to identify problems faced by county units within... More

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