ALEC Department Agricultural & Environmental Sciences CommunicationForsberg receives national award from Sierra Club
Communicating the Science of Life
What is AESC?
The Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communications program (AESC) is in the UNL Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC).
We now have an AESC Minor!
If you want a minor that will really be noticed by prospective employers, this is it!
Explore Our Program
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication is a versatile major that combines communications skills with science so you’ll be ready for many career options.
Platte Basin Timelapse
Two AESC faculty members, Michael Farrell and Michael Forsberg, use the power of photography and storytelling to show the Platte River Basin in motion. The Platte Basin Timelapse project follows the Platte River Basin through the lenses of time-lapse cameras placed along the river’s 900 miles.
Professors Farrell and Forsberg teach Digital Imaging and Storytelling in Agriculture and Natural Resources.View the Project
Strategic Discussions for Nebraska
Strategic Discussions for Nebraska is a publication produced with the assistance of students enrolled in ALEC 480, the capstone course for AESC students. Students interview UNL faculty researchers, then write stories for the publication based on those interviews.
The goal is to explain scientific research clearly and accurately so a general audience can understand and trust the information.
For more information, contact Mary Garbacz at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 402-472-7119
Students in Dr. Jamie Loizzo's project-based learning courses (ALEC 240, 241, 341), and grant funded work produce photo essays, videos, podcasts, and electronic field trips about agricultural and environmental science concepts, research, and careers for Streaming Science. The project is in partnership with Nebraska Extension and geared toward middle and high school students and teachers.
For more information, contact Dr. Loizzo at email@example.com or at 402-472-2761
Connect with us
We can answer all your questions about the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication program!
For general questions, contact:
Jenny Gravely, AESC Support Staff
108 Agricultural Communications Building firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions related to advising, contact:
Roger Terry, Ph.D., AESC Lead Advisor 108 Agricultural Communications Building email@example.com 402-472-2817
History of AESC
Communicating agricultural information to Nebraskans was first mentioned in 1887. It’s even more important today – and that is why Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communications exists. It’s different now, but communicating for the public good remains the same.Read About Our History
What’s on the UNL East Campus?
The East Campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a growing, friendly and exciting place – you’ll feel at home from your first day!
A workout at the East Campus Recreation Center may start your day, followed by classes, a stop at the UNL Dairy Store, then a stroll through the UNL Arboretum. The Nebraska East Union is a hub for great food, meetings and studying, as well as for bowling at Lanes ‘n Games, home of UNL’s champion bowling team.
Bus service between East Campus, City Campus and Nebraska Innovation Campus makes it a breeze to get to classes.
East Campus is more than friends, fun and food: it’s where you’ll study with some of the best professors in the world, preparing for a career that feeds the hungry, preserves natural resources and makes the world a healthier place.