Education and Outreach

The goal of the Science Education and Outreach Team is to develop learning tools and opportunities that inform individuals of all ages about climate change and its predicted effects on state agriculture and the natural environment.

The Education Team is integrating elements of the different research efforts into programs designed to enhance STEM learning across the educational spectrum and among the public. Public education programs, including a citizen science project and an exhibit at the Saint Louis Science Center, are being designed to help students, teachers, and citizens understand how plants are affected by and adapt to temperature changes and water availability and what these impacts may mean for communities. These public education programs also are sharing information about the state-of-the-art technologies Missouri scientists are using to study the relationship between climate and plant productivity.