As the climatology lab of land-grant university in West Virginia, we have conducted outreach to the public in the state of West Virginia to inform and educate about climate change and variability through media interviews and extension service. For example, we have coordinated a panel on climate change in the 2017 WV Master Gardener Conference hosted by the WVU Extension Service and educated more than one hundred of WV master gardeners about climate and climate change. We have reached out to the public through interviews with the media for the local (WVU Magazine, WVU TODAY, U92, Daily Athenaeum), regional (The Exponent-Telegram, The Register-Herald), and national (Earth Magazine, Climate Voices) communities.
- (May 2019) Highlighted WVU Climatology lab’s research for pollinator bees and Inuit: WVU Magazine “What’s the weather like?“
- (Mar. 2017) Dr. Lee was invited to talk at 2017 WV Master Gardener Conference about ‘Climate and the Change: Data and Analysis’
- (July 2016) Interviewing with ‘The Register-Herald’: Climate change and flooding (Editor’s pick).
- (Nov. 2015) Interviewing with ‘The Exponent-Telegram’: El Nino causing record temperatures in region.
- (Oct. 2015) Dr. Lee was hosted with Dr. Amy Hessl to the talk show program “Feedback” at U92 WVU’s Student Radio Station for discussing about climate change. [Link]
- (Since 2014) Volunteering for a science speaker network ‘Climate Voices’.
- (Apr. 2014) Interviewing with ‘Earth Magazine’: Scientists look wider and deeper to predict the next El Nino.
- (Jan. 2014) Interviewing with ‘Daily Athenaeum’: Recent subzero temperatures result of ‘climate variation’.