Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

Epsilon Sigma Phi National Webinars

Epsilon Sigma Phi promotes professional development for its members through the hosting and production of national webinars.  You are encourage to view upcoming webinars, view past webinars, and submit your own webinar proposal.

To propose a webinar - visit the National ESP Call for Webinar Proposals.  Deadline February 1 annually.

Upcoming Webinars

Augmented Reality, 360Images and Virtual Reality, 3D printing & crowdsourcing in Extension

Thursday, May 30, 2019
12:00 Noon Eastern, 11:00 AM Central, 10:00 AM Mountain, 9:00 AM Pacific

REGISTER NOW - Connection information will be included in your registration confirmation email.

The University of Minnesota Extension has been exploring and using new technologies to engage landowners, land managers, decision makers and master volunteers in invasive species education and management. This presentation will highlight what worked, what didn’t, general potential expenses and examples including specific pros and cons of these technologies.

Learn why 3D printing works really well for new species identification training, how they are made and reviewed, and were they can be purchased. Find out how augmented reality (AR) can be used as a powerful engagement tool that links users to great online education, encourages youth engagement and what skills are required for production. Virtual reality (VR) and 360 images and videos can be produced for free from any smartphone, but the quality and application of those inexpensive technologies may not meet your needs; learn what could.

Explore how crowdsourcing can be a powerful new tool to gather resources to build projects however knowing the pros and cons and considerations that should be used to establish where crowdsourcing may be most effective. We’ve learned while crowd sourcing digital images and as fundraising. These novel outreach and education tools are new and exciting, but the most valuable part of this presentation may be understanding when to try each tool for an intended outcome. Learn from UMN Extension Educators to understand these technology applications and how they could benefit your work.

Workshop Presenters:

Angela Gupta is a University of Minnesota Extension Forester using 3D printing for new species identification training.

Lisa Anderson focusses on front-end web development, graphic design, video production and augmented reality.

Margo Bowerman is a 4-H Extension Educator in Youth Development focused on STEM.

Amy Rager is the Minnesota Master Naturalist program coordinator and an Extension Educator in Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Education.

Megan Weber is an Extension Educator at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center.

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ESP Webinar Library

Tips for Adding Some (Adobe) Spark to Your Extension Outreach 

by Erin Yelland & Kylie Ludwig, Kansas State University. 2019

Presented April 5, 2019

In this webinar, ESP Members are introduced to Adobe Spark's free video and page platforms, taught to create a simple video and page, and informed of the various ways Spark can be used in Extension outreach.


What tactics are best for marketing your Extension events?

Amy Cole, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.

Presented May 11, 2018

In this session I'll cover social media, e-newsletter, and website marketing best practices to increase attendance and improve your ability to target your audience for your county programming and events. A bonus for attendees will be learning how to include paid marketing efforts for social media in your marketing strategy.

This webinar is applicable to agents, specialists, and certain members of support staff who collaborate with experts on how to reach clients.


Healthy Transition into Retirement

Extension webinar presented by Epsilon Sigma Phi and Erin Yelland, Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service.

Presented April 26, 2018


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