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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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Tyler Ung bloodline art

Combining science and art to shift our thinking and spur action in a changing world

Recent Program on the Environment alum Tyler Ung developed a senior Capstone project focusing on the budding “sci-art” movement, a concept that bridges the science communication gap through creative expression. His compelling pieces were created during his trips to China and India, and his home city, Seattle.

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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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Ferns are dying in Kitsap forests, and nobody knows why

More barren patches show increased fern die-off, this time in Kitsap forests. UW POE’s Tim Billo quoted.

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The “global flip”: a new model for international learning

A new course add-on option adds short-term travel to international, online collaboration — helping more students to have rich global learning experiences, at home and abroad.
Teaching sustainability through international partnership
Kristi Straus, lecturer in the College of the Environment, knew that her students could learn an enormous amount about sustainability issues if they could place them in more global context. 

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Beth at SkyRoots, her farm on Whidbey Island.

Beth Wheat speaks about her dual role on “In Our Nature” podcast

No matter what’s she’s done and where’s she’s gone, she’s drawn to planting seeds and growing food. Listen to UW Sustainability’s In Our Nature podcast to hear about Beth Wheat’s dual role as farmer and educator.

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Student research reveals barriers to bike riding in one Seattle neighborhood

Program on the Environment student Ziyi Liu interned with Seattle Neighborhoods Greenways for his Capstone project, to learn why so few people bike in Seattle’s Chinatown International District, and what factors prevent people from traveling on two wheels.
Ziyi’s research question asked: “How does bike infrastructure affect cycling safety in the Chinatown-International District?”
His findings revealed that safety was a huge concern, and that in the International District there are very few protected bike lanes, compared to other busy neighborhoods in Seattle. 

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Join us for the Spring 2018 Capstone Symposium

The Program on the Environment will host our Spring 2018 Capstone Symposium on May 23 at the Fisheries Sciences Building. We welcome all to attend and support students as they present on the culmination of three quarters of hard work.

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Volunteer for the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

This summer, July 1-6, Seattle and the University of Washington will host the Special Olympics USA Games and sustainability is at top of mind.

Volunteers can help make this special event a huge success. We need you, UW students!

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