Extension Express – Winter 2019

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Job Openings with UConn Extension

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We have jobs open at Jobs.UConn.edu - an Assistant Extension Educator with UConn 4-H based in Torrington, an Assistant Extension Educator in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, and a Research Assistant 2 - Connecticut Farm To School Specialist based in Vernon. All positions will have statewide responsibilities. Apply today, applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

CT Trail Census Receives Grant

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Our Connecticut Trail Census program recently received $206,049.50 in grant funding from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Trails & Greenways Program and the Connecticut Greenways Council. UConn Extension's Connecticut Trail Census is a statewide volunteer-based data collection and education program implemented as a pilot from 2016-2018 on 16 multi-use (bicycle, pedestrian, equestrian) trail sites across the state.

School of Business Partnership

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Extension brings the research of the land-grant university to communities statewide. The research and resources from other departments at UConn also help Extension grow and reach new audiences. We have built a partnership with the Department of Marketing in the School of Business that has transformed marketing initiatives of UConn Extension and strengthened our brand. Read more...

Upcoming Geospatial Training Program Classes

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As a part of UConn's Center for Land Use Education and Research, GTP was created to develop and conduct training in geospatial technologies to town officials, town staff, non-government officials and governmental agency staff and others. Introduction to ArcGIS Online & Story Maps are being offered on January 31st and April 11th. Learn more...