The EXCITE Newsletter: March 3rd, 2022

Reminder – April Spotlight

The April spotlight, Thursday, April 7th, 3-4:30pm ET, will focus on hands-on work with the Impact Bullet Generator for A1 projects to help prepare your final reports. Please make plans to attend or view the recording. The February Spotlight recording has an introduction to the Impact Bullet Generator if you’d like to review before.

Professional Development Opportunity – Focus on misinformation 

As we have learned and continue to work to overcome, misinformation about the pandemic is widespread in some communities. Extension Foundation is hosting a new series of professional development webinars called Dynamic Discussions. The first session is March 24th at 2pm ET and will focus on the basic tenets of “information disorder” and begin the conversation on what Extension professionals can do to further science communication in their fields. Sarah-Mae Nelson, University of California ANR Climate specialist, will present “What the Climate Change Misinformation Campaign Can Teach Us about All Science Communication.” The parallels of misinformation between climate change and vaccine education programs could be informative to our teams. Learn more and register for the session here. Please note: this opportunity is only open to Extension Foundation members (See

Have you Wondered About the Potential of COVID-19 Infecting Animals and the Consequences for Humans?

This article from The Conversation shares some of the recent studies examining COVID-19 spread to animals and what that spread might mean for humans, for this current or future pandemics.