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Webinar: Information is not enough: Identifying barriers to environmental action can shape how we interact with our audiences (2021 Knauss Fellows Lunch & Learn Series)
Thursday, 20 January 2022, 12:00
Thursday, January 20, 2022. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Information is not enough: Identifying barriers to environmental action can shape how we interact with our audiences (2021 Knauss Fellows Lunch & Learn Series). Maggie Beetstra, NOAA Office of Education. Sponsored by NOAA’s Central Library. More information here. Register here.
Abstract: People make decisions that affect the environment everyday, including farmers. However, it is often challenging to make decisions that are the best for the environment, and we face barriers and constraints that influence our behavior. This presentation will briefly discuss two studies about recognizing and overcoming barriers to pro-environmental action that farmers face and then apply those frameworks to the work we do at NOAA. Keywords: social sciences, communication, behavior change
Bio(s): Maggie Beetstra is a 2021 Knauss Fellow working in NOAA's Office of Education. She recently completed her PhD in environmental social sciences, focusing on how agricultural producers make conservation decisions that influence water quality. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, Maggie received degrees in the natural sciences and policy, so she is very interested in working in the interdisciplinary space.