eXtension Offers Information on Oil Spill

eXtension Offers Information on Oil Spill

Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 8:02 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – eXtension, an interactive learning environment made possible by the nationwide Cooperative Extension System including University of Tennessee Extension, has launched a landing page to encapsulate information on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The web page: http://www.extension.org/oil%20spill includes feature articles, Frequently Asked Questions, news stories and the ability to categorize incoming Ask an Expert questions with the “oil spill” tag.

Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant program directors in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have created several issue-focused task forces to address topics like tourism, aquaculture and fisheries, wildlife, food safety, environmental quality, livestock and crops, bioremediation, and family and business financial management. Each task force will identify resources, create content and disseminate educational and recovery information through eXtension.

eXtension provides objective, research-based and credible information to consumers on a variety of topics from the nation’s largest and oldest network of universities. eXtension is unlike any other search engine or information-based website. It’s a space where university content providers can gather and produce new educational and information resources on wide-ranging topics. Because it’s available to students, researchers, clinicians, professors, as well as the general public, at any time from any Internet connection, eXtension helps solve real-life problems in real time.
eXtension offers:

Credible expertise
Reliable answers based upon sound research
Connections to the best minds in American universities
Creative solutions to today’s complex challenges
Customized answers to your specific needs
Trustworthy, field-tested data
Dynamic, relevant and timely answers
UT Extension operates in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties as the off-campus division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. An educational and outreach organization funded by federal, state and local governments, UT Extension, in cooperation with Tennessee State University, brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work.

Posted 7.19.10

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