Dr. Karletta Chief receives Award

SWES Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dr. Karletta Chief received the  “Contribution to Indian Education” Award from the UA American Indian Alumni Club over Homecoming Weekend.

This news was published in the CALS Tuesday Morning Notes, November 3 2015:

UA Dr. Karletta Chief partners with Diné College on Climate Change Outdoor Training in the Whiskey Creek Watershed

On September 30, 2015, Dine' College completed a project to investigate springs, watershed health and climate change impacts in the Whiskey Creek Watershed in the Chuska Mountains. The project, involving tribal college students, was funded by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and and headed by Margaret Mayer and Dr. Karletta Chief, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Arizona. The Whiskey Creek Watershed is an instrumented watershed measuring meteorological and hydrological data. This short-term project was intended to build upon this existing instrumented watershed and train tribal college environmental science students to apply classroom lectures to the field, develop field skills, collect data, analyze data and think about climate change impacts to the watershed with the goal of motivating students to advance their environmental science education at Dine' College and consider pursuing four year degrees. (www.nativeadaptation.arizona.edu).

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