Year: 
2018
Project Leader: 
Carmen Agouridis and Amanda Gumbert
Department/Program: 
CAFE Water Initiatives
Funding Received: 
$600

CAFE Extension Specialists will develop and host a podcast series (KYH2O) focused on pertinent water topics, presented in an audience-friendly manner. Example topics include stream life, riparian buffers, urban forests, rain gardens, livestock BMPs, and green lawn care). The podcasts, produced in cooperation with WUKY (Lexington's local National Public Radio affiliate with an audience of over 30,000 across Central Kentucky) and CAFE Agricultural Communications, will feature expert scientists in various water resources topics. Recordings made in the field with expert scientists, combined with narrative explanations from the hosts, will increase awareness of the listener while peaking their interest to learn more about the topics. The listener will be challenged to learn more about water stewardship and will be directed to CAFE web-based resources for additional information. The goal is to begin airing the podcast in the Fall of 2017.