December 12, 2017
Lincoln, Neb. — Ben Beckman, Kyle Hauschild and John Miller recently graduated in the seventh class of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one-year program that provides leadership training and educates participants about the vital role rivers, streams and aquifers play in the economic sustainability of the state.
Beckman earned a bachelor’s degree in grassland ecology and management and master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is a research and extension communication specialist with the Nebraska Water Center.
Hauschild earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is a storm water/floodplain specialist with the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District.
Miller is a natural resources program specialist with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
A project of the Water Futures Partnership-Nebraska, Academy sessions feature classroom as well as field trip experiences presented by acknowledged experts in leadership and natural resource topics held at locations across the state.
The Water Leaders Academy is partially funded through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and more than 25 other organizations and individuals.
For more information, visit www.waterleadersacademy.org.Carol Jess