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Engagement Matters Newsletter

Our faculty, students, and partners have been busy! Read about their recent outreach, education, and research activities in this newsletter. The newsletter also includes descriptions of upcoming events, as well as the contact information and areas of expertise for each of the Extension faculty members.
November 2013:

Download: Engagement Matters Newsletter, Nov. 2013 (PDF | 2 MB)

  • Emerald ash borer: a Southside update
  • Instream flow: what it is and why it matters
  • Internship at Mathews State Forest
  • Identifying wood from Virginia's forests

May 2013:

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  • Of mice and coyotes: an undergraduate research experience
  • The PINEMAP Fellowship Program: notes from year one
  • Finding nutria in Virginia: public information guiding management response
  • Taking the public on a walk in the forest
  • Building connections in a social media world

February 2013:

Download: Engagement Matters Newsletter, February 2013 (PDF | 4MB)

  • "Great work," but so what?
  • Partnerships for sustainability in Brazil
  • Virginia's street trees
  • Geospatial workshops for Virginia educators
  • Students evaluate fish ponds at Salem Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

November 2012:

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  • Bringing agroforestry opportunities to Cameroon
  • Trees to Products program: professional development for educators
  • Virginia Water on the air
  • Biomass harvesting workshops with chipper and grinder demonstrations
  • Notes from the field: interns at Matthews State Forest

May 2012:

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  • Students serve the Chesapeake Bay community
  • Geographic society engages middle school students
  • Meteorology club
  • Student internships with VA Cooperative Extension

December 2011:

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  • Virginia Geospatial Extension Program
  • Partnering with arborists to protect the Alwood bur oak
  • Youth and teachers explore natural resources
  • Internships at the Matthews State Forest
  • Naturally beautiful gardening

April 2011:

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  • Master Naturalists contribute to natural resource education
  • Forestry for real estate
  • Student-centered teaching methods
  • Managing vegetation around power lines

December 2010:

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  • College Leadership Institute for undergraduate students
  • Medicinal plant survey at Primland
  • Where nature meets development
  • Landowner education in Virginia
  • Putting forestry education into practice
  • Research in the rugged landscapes of Bhutan
  • Virginia Geographic Alliance’s summer institute in Brazil

September 2010:

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  • Streamcare in action
  • Urban forestry faculty and students continue engagement excellence
  • Woodland production of medicinal herbs
  • Examples of wood structural systems

February 2010:

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  • Service learning and whole-farm agroforestry planning
  • Hokies teaching geography in the Dominican Republic
  • Forest landowner retreat
  • Pallet re-use and recycling saves high value material from landfills
  • Wood-Based Composites Center
  • Geospatial Extension workshop targets marketing needs of small, rural businesses

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  • Robert (Bob) L. Smith
  • Associate Dean for Engagement and Head, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • (540) 231-7679
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment
    324 Cheatham Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

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