Chet Arnold is an Extension Educator Emeritus in the UConn Department of Extension. During his 34-year career at UConn he helped to create the Long Island Sound Study Public Outreach Program, the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Program, the National NEMO Network, the Natural Resources Conservation Academy, the UConn Environment Corps, and the Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), which he directed or co-directed from its creation in 2002 to 2021.
Chet’s research and outreach interests include land cover change, stormwater management, and STEM education, and he has been Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on over $25M of external grants. He is currently working part-time for CLEAR on several projects, which allows him to continue to have access to, and take credit for, the expertise of his younger and smarter colleagues. He has served on the Essex Land Trust Board of Directors for about 19 years (in two stints).