University of Nebraska Symposium Spurs Conversations About Climate Resilience

A Community Climate Resilience Symposium on Feb. 27 assembled researchers, farmers, and community members to spur conversations about climate resilience. In addition to sharing stories of how their lives have been impacted by climate change, attendees discussed how agriculture and other disciplines can play a role in the mitigation of climate change and developing practices to increase climate resilience.

A multi-disciplinary group of about 25 University of Nebraska faculty members is working to develop the Great Plains Community Climate Resilience Institute. The institute will rely upon collaboration among people from many different perspectives and backgrounds to generate new ideas about climate resilience and the University's role in facilitating this effort through collaborative partnerships with different communities. 

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The event was presented by Nebraska College of Arts and Sciences Center for Mathematics and Computer Education, with facilitation and planning by Tonya Bernadt, education and outreach specialist at the National Drought Mitigation Center and Lisa PytlikZillig, a research associate professor from the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.