Year: 
2016
Project Leader: 
Lynne Rieske-Kinney and Mary Arthur
Department/Program: 
Entomology and Forestry: Urban Forest Initiative
Funding Received: 
$1,000

The Urban Forest Initiative is developing the UFI Seminar Series to highlight the initiative and the importance of urban forests and urban forest research from the UK campus to broader regions. The seminar series include will four to six speakers over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, broadly reflecting the research, teaching and extension/outreach missions of CAFE. The research focus of the seminar series will be represented by two speakers presenting on innovative research in urban forests. The teaching facet of the series will be represented by two speakers that will provide insight on enhancing CAFE's urban forestry instruction and steps to develop an Urban Forestry Certificate for CAFE undergraduates. Finally, two speakers will represent the extension/outreach mission; these will be evening presentations featuring speakers with wide-ranging appeal that will help the broader community appreciate and connect to urban forests and the UFI. The seminar series will help create linkages within and across departments, colleges, agencies, and organizations. Secondary, undergraduate, and graduate students will be involved.