Watershed Science, Policy and Education
Kris Stepenuck is the Extension Leader for Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program and Extension Assistant Professor of Watershed Science Policy and Education. As the Extension Leader, she oversees Extension and outreach activities to promote healthy coastal ecosystems, resilient communities, and an environmentally literate populace across the Lake Champlain Basin. Kris is also Chair of the Board of the Citizen Science Association.
She comes to UVM after 14 years coordinating volunteer stream monitoring for the State of Wisconsin. Her previous research has included assessing impacts of land use on water quality, comparing water monitoring methods, and assessing outcomes of volunteer water monitoring programs. Her research interests also include assessing attitude and behavior changes that may result from water-related community outreach programming.