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Sustainability Studio Final Presentations

You’re invited to the Sustainability Studio (ENVIR 480) final presentations next Thursday (3/11) from 11:30am – 1pm. Below is the Zoom link (+password!) for our class. The presentation flyer is also attached. 

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| Scholarships, Featured

Environmental Studies Scholarship Recipients

Environmental Studies Endowed Student Support Fund
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-21 RECIPIENTS:

Batoul Al-Sadi
Batoul is an Environmental Studies and Political Science major graduating 2021. She is from Mukilteo, Washington, and is currently a Storytelling and Editorial Fellow at Our Climate Voices, a digital media platform seeking to humanize the climate crisis by centering the voices of those most impacted by environmental harm through ethical storytelling. 

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ENVIR 100 Highlighted in Continuum College Year in Review

The PoE’s ENVIR 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies and faculty member Kristi Straus was featured in this year’s annual report from Continuum College! Read a snippet of the feature:
Read the full feature and rest of the annual report here. 

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| Course Announcement, Featured

Spring 2021 Course Offerings

Listed below are the courses offered by the Program on the Environment for Spring 2021. Also see videos instructors have created for their courses.
View full video playlist here (more to come)
ENVIR 100 – Introduction to Environmental Studies (Kristi Straus)
I&S/NW
Prerequisites: None
Course flyer
ENVIR 200 – Communication for Environmental Studies (Leah Rubinsky, Lubna Alzaroo)
VLPA/I&S
Prerequisites: ENVIR 100, ENGL
Course flyer
ENVIR 239 – Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts (Alexa Schreier)
I&S/NW
Prerequisites: None
Course flyer

ENVIR 240 – The Urban Farm (Eli Wheat)
NW
Prerequisites: None
Course flyer

ENVIR 250 – Research Methods for Environmental Studies (Tim Billo)
NW, QSR
Prerequisites: None
Course flyer
ENVIR 280 – Natural History of the Puget Sound Region (Tim Billo)
NW
Prerequisites: None
Course flyer
ENVIR 300 – Analysis of Environmental Cases (Yen-Chu Weng)
I&S/NW
Prerequisites: ENVIR 200, ENVIR 250
Course flyer
ENVIR 310 – Data Analysis in Environmental Studies (Yen-Chu Weng)
NW, QSR
Prerequisites: None
Course flyer

ENVIR 439 – Sustainable Societies (Gary Handwerk)
I&S/NW, DIV
Prerequisites: None
Course flyer

ENVIR 460 – Power, Privilege, and Preservation (July Hazard)
I&S/NW, DIV
Prerequisites: None
Course flyer
ENVIR 497 – Seminar in Environmental Studies: Growing a Revolution: The Dirt Trilogy with David Montgomery
Prerequisites: None
Course flyer
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WOHESC Panelist: PoE Student Jenna Truong

UW Program on the Environment student Jenna Truong was selected to be on the panel “Climate Grief, Eco-Anxiety, and Mental Health in the Face of Overlapping Crises” at the 2021 Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)! 

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Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Environmental Leadership Scholars!

Congratulations to Environmental Studies majors Tiara Adler and Zaya Delgerjargal, our 2018-2019 Environmental Leadership Scholarship recipients!
Program on the Environment, with support from generous donors, awards scholarships to two students each year who demonstrate a passion for environmental studies, integrative thought and action in their academics and activities, and a vision of how they hope to make a positive difference in the world. 

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Wilderness Management in Glacier Bay National Park: Conflict and Reconciliation

This past summer, Program on the Environment lecturer Tim Billo traveled to Southeast Alaska with nine UW students for a bold new course exploring wilderness management and its unintended consequences. While there, students examined the complex and evolving relationship between the Huna Tlingit People and the National Park Service in Glacier Bay National Park.

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UW Environmental Studies major, Corina Yballa.

Empowering young women through nature excursions

Corina Yballa interned with Young Women Empowered for her Capstone, where she led a backpacking trip for young women of color to build connections with each other and with nature.

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Rachel Fricke preparing zooplankton samples on the shores of Lake Kulla Kulla in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Crunching data to trace the impact of recreational fishing on the movement of aquatic invasive species

Double major Rachel Fricke is using iBobber, a sonar fish-finding tool to distinguish pathways for invasive aquatic species, including the areas where recreational fishing occurs.

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Brooke Stroosma fielding questions about recycling at a Waste Management info fair.

Activating behavior change for proper waste disposal in WA

This summer, Brooke Stroosma interned with Waste Management, the largest environmental solutions provider in North America. She learned all about effective waste disposal and conducted outreach to encourage citizens to organize their trash correctly.

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