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Scuba in KY?! Part 3 of 3

Scuba in KY?! Part 3 of 3

May 4, 2020
HostsCarmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest:  Lou Hirsch, Ph.D., Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology, Plant Pathology Department, University of Kentucky & Brian Volland, Agriculture Communications Specialist, University of Kentucky.

Episode 34: Scuba in KY?! Part 3 of 3

In this episode, Amanda joins Lou Hirsch to wrap up their discussion on scuba and some of the ecological aspects of underwater environments that scuba can reveal. They also discuss the value of outdoor recreation and getting to know nature first hand. Explore some of our additional resources for ideas on outdoor recreation.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Photo Credits: New Horizons Diving and Emily Talbot

Scuba in KY?! Part 2 of 3

Scuba in KY?! Part 2 of 3

April 20, 2020
HostsCarmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest:  Lou Hirsch, Ph.D., Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology, Plant Pathology Department, University of Kentucky & Brian Volland, Agriculture Communications Specialist, University of Kentucky.

Episode 33: Scuba in KY?! Part 2 of 3

In this episode, Amanda joins Lou Hirsch to continue their discussion on the unexpected opportunities for scuba in Kentucky.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Photo Credits: New Horizons Diving and Emily Talbot

Scuba in KY?! Part 1 of 3

Scuba in KY?! Part 1 of 3

April 2, 2020
HostsCarmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guests: Lou Hirsch, Ph.D., Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology, Plant Pathology Department, University of Kentucky & Brian Volland, Agriculture Communications Specialist, University of Kentucky.

Episode 32: Scuba in KY?! Part 1 of 3

In this episode, Amanda joins Lou and Brian to discuss the unexpected opportunities for scuba in Kentucky.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Photo Credits: New Horizons Diving and Emily Talbot

Watershed Planning

Watershed Planning

March 19, 2020
HostsCarmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Dale Booth, Nonpoint Source and Basin Team Section, Kentucky Division of Water

Episode 31: Watershed Planning

In this episode, Amanda joins Dale Booth in a discussion of watershed planning. Amanda and Dale discuss the challenges of addressing nonpoint source pollution issues across the diversity of land-uses in our Kentucky watersheds.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Project WET

Project WET

March 5, 2020
HostsCarmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Dale Booth, Nonpoint Source and Basin Team Section, Kentucky Division of Water

Episode 30: Project WET

In this episode, Amanda joins Dale Booth in a discussion of Project WET and other educational curricula for water and natural resource professionals that serve as non-formal educators.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Nutrient Management in Lawn Care

Nutrient Management in Lawn Care

January 6, 2020
HostsCarmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Travis Shaddox, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences Department, University of Kentucky

Episode 29: Nutrient Management in Lawn Care

In this episode, Amanda joins Travis Shaddox in a discussion about goals and management options in home lawn care. They explore the roles that lawn nutrient management and appropriate fertilization play in protecting water quality.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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The Artistry of Water

The Artistry of Water

December 9, 2019
HostsCarmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Lynn Winter, local artist, chef, water/nature enthusiast, and Lexington resident

Episode 28: The Artistry of Water

In this episode, Amanda joins Lynn Winter in a conversation discussing the interplay between water and art. They explore topics including the cultural value of water, water inspired art, urban foraging, riparian buffers, and stream restoration.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

Explore More: Want to learn more about water resources, riparian area/stream restoration, and art?

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Green Lawn Care Calendar

Green Lawn Care Calendar

November 25, 2019
HostsCarmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Gregg Munshaw, Ph.D., Extension Turf Specialist, Plant and Soil Science Department, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Episode 27: Green Lawn Care Calendar

In this episode, Amanda joins Gregg Munshaw, Ph.D., an Extension Specialist for Turf Grass with the University of Kentucky Department of Plant and Soil Science in a conversation discussing year-round lawn care and ways to reduce nutrient runoff from lawns.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Lawns in the Landscape

Lawns in the Landscape

November 11, 2019
HostsCarmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Gregg Munshaw, Ph.D., Extension Turf Specialist, Plant and Soil Science Department, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Episode 26: Lawns in the Landscape

In this episode, Amanda joins Gregg Munshaw, Ph.D., an Extension Specialist for Turf Grass with the University of Kentucky Department of Plant and Soil Science in a conversation discussing turf management, the place of lawns in our landscape in Kentucky, and the potential impacts of turf management on water resources.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Kentucky Palisades

Kentucky Palisades

October 7, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Steve Greb, Ph.D., Research Geologist at The Kentucky Geological Survey and Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky

Episode 25: Kentucky Palisades

In this episode, Carmen joins Steve Greb, a Research Geologist with the Kentucky Geological Survey, in the field at Floracliff Nature Sanctuary to discuss how water and geology created the diverse landscape of the Kentucky River Palisades. Steve provides insightful details on the formation of the unique geologic features of the Palisades that will leave you ready to hike or paddle along the Palisades to take in the scenery for yourself.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Floracliff Nature Sanctuary

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary

September 23, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Beverly James, Preserve Director, Floracliff Nature Sanctuary

Episode 24: Floracliff Nature Sanctuary

In this episode, Carmen joins Beverly James, the Preserve Director at Floracliff Nature Sanctuary (located in the Kentucky River Palisades), to discuss the history, management objectives, and offerings at Floracliff. Learn about the unique ecosystems at Floracliff and the challenges associated with their preservation, restoration, and management. 

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Cover Crops

Cover Crops

September 9, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Steve Blanford, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Episode 23: Cover Crops

In this episode, Amanda joins Steve Blanford, Kentucky's State Soil Scientist, to discuss cover crops and the benefits they provide. Learn about aggregate stability, soil health, seeding cover crops, cost share programs, and how to conduct a slake test to determine the health of your soil.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Outdoor Water Recreation Safety

Outdoor Water Recreation Safety

August 26, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Wayne Sanderson, University of Kentucky, College of Public Health

Episode 22: Outdoor Water Recreation Safety

In this episode, Carmen joins Wayne Sanderson from UK's College of Public Health to discuss water safety when recreating outdoors. Learn about safety related to boats, temperature (hypothermia and hyperthermia), symptoms of dehydration, and flooding. Also learn about the importance of the buddy system through Wayne's own experiences at the Mt. St. Helens eruption and during an anthrax decontamination.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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  • Boat Safety (Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources)

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Drinking Water Safety

Drinking Water Safety

August 19, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Wayne Sanderson, University of Kentucky, College of Public Health

Episode 21: Drinking Water Safety

In this episode, Carmen joins Wayne Sanderson from UK's College of Public Health to discuss drinking water safety, an important issue that has entered the national conversation, in part, because of Flint, Michigan and Martin County, Kentucky. Learn about the importance of maintaining a sound water distribution system, the science of epidemiology, tips for protecting well water, and how land use impacts drinking water systems in ways you likely have not thought of before.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Winning with Rain Gardens

Winning with Rain Gardens

August 12, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Suzette Walling, Agricultural Extension Associate, Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky and Benjamin, Lily and Ms. Cummins of Redwood Cooperative School

Episode 20: Winning with Rain Gardens

In this episode, Amanda joins Suzette Walling at the Cat's Catchment along Farm Road on UK's campus to learn about rain gardens and the many benefits they provide beyond stormwater quality. You'll also get to meet Benjamin and Lily, two 5th grade students, who were part of a leadership team that designed and helped build a rain garden for Redwood Cooperative School and are now teaching other students about rain gardens.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Hypoxia Task Force

Hypoxia Task Force

August 5, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guests: Dr. Mike Schmitt, Associate Dean for Extension, University of Minnesota and Dr. Beth Baker, Assistant Extension Professor, Mississippi State University

Episode 19: Hypoxia Task Force

In this episode, Amanda meets with Drs. Schmitt and Baker in Washington, D.C. to discuss the goals of the Hypoxia Task Force. Learn about hypoxia, its causes, what the task force is working on, and how Kentucky farmers play a role in protecting our state's and nation's waters.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development

July 29, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Chris Dent, Dent Civil Engineering, LLC (formerly Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government)

Episode 18: Low Impact Development

In this episode, Carmen joins Chris Dent at the Ronald McDonald House to discuss low impact development and green infrastructure and how these practices can ameliorate some of the impacts of stormwater. Learn how development impacts soils and hence infiltration rates, types of permeable pavements, and the importance of maintenance in extending the life of these green infrastructure practices.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Taming Stormwater with Trees

Taming Stormwater with Trees

July 22, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Stacy Borden, University of Kentucky

Episode 17: Taming Stormwater with Trees

In this episode, Carmen joins Stacy Borden, the University of Kentucky's Arborculturalist, at the Kirwin-Blanding complex to discuss the importance of trees in creating a healthy urban ecosystem. Learn about the benefits trees provide in protecting stormwater quality, how to properly mulch a tree, the importance of having a diverse canopy, and opportunities to become involved in urban forest initiatives.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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Stormwater

Stormwater

July 15, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Jennifer Carey, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Division of Water Quality, MS4/Water Quality Section Manager

Episode 16: Stormwater

In this episode, Carmen joins Jennifer Carey at Coldstream Park to discuss stormwater. Learn about stormwater and how its managed, what the Lexington is doing to protect stormwater quality, and how you can play a role in protecting our local environment.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

Explore More: Want to learn more about stormwater and what you can do to protect stormwater quality and receiving waterbodies?

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Paddling Paint Lick Creek

Paddling Paint Lick Creek

July 8, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: John Wilson, Garrard County Judge Executive

Episode 15: Paddling Paint Lick Creek

In this episode,Amanda joins John Wilson, Garrard County Judge Executive, on a paddling trip down Paint Lick Creek. On this trip, Amanda and John discuss the impacts of land use on the health of Paint Lick Creek.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

Explore More: Want to learn more about land use impacts and water-related recreational opportunities in Garrard County?

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