Here is an interesting opinion piece by Eos. What if Land Grant Universities offered climate education through the Cooperative Extension Service much as they currently offer agricultural, horticultural and home sciences education today? The same topic came up at a recent forum put on by the National Extension Climate Initiative. Here are the links:
and here is a link to the NECI final report:
The Cooperative Extension is an existing framework for offering university based research and applications to the public that could be extended to include climate change education and actions. I am very excited about this. It combines my two areas of interest and volunteer work lately, namely Master Gardener and Climate Reality Leader.
The National Extension Climate Initiative serves to link climate change-related education and research across Extension program areas and associations.