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Riveredge's Student Research Symposium “Connections in Nature” is held at Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg, WI. Undergraduate and graduate students from any college or university within Wisconsin are invited to present their research to an audience of their peers and interested attendees. In previous years the following schools have attended and presented their research: UW-Stevens Point, UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, UW-Parkside, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Superior, UW-Whitewater, UW- Green Bay, and Carroll University.  This full day, catered event, consists of several concurrent sessions of 20 min oral presentations as well as a poster presentation session.  Space for poster presentations is limited. Students, professors, and the general public are encouraged to attend this event.  Student presentation abstracts need to be approved prior to registration. Pre-registration is required for this event. The call for attracts runs through October 1, and the ES program might be able to offset some travel costs for any students who are presenting their materials.

They are accepting abstracts for the following general categories:

  • Biology / Ecology
  • Geography/ Geology
  • Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Environmental/Biological Systems
  • Environmental Education

 

  • ES 395: Yellowstone Field Studies Course

Applications are open for the ES Field Studies course to Yellowstone in May interim. Applications that are received by October 7 will get first priority. For more information and to apply, click here

 

  • ES Alumni Networking Event: Nov 8, 5:30, Reeve 306--Registration Required

 

We will be hosting our first annual ES Alumni Networking Event on Wednesday, November 6, from 5:30-7:00 in Reeve 306. Light refreshments will be served. Alumni guests will include
-Stacey Henk, Environmental Technician, McMahon Associates
-Josh La Pointe, Regional Manager, Restoration, Applied Ecological         Services
-Melanie Leet, Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Dept.
-Michelle Miller, Product Stewardship Specialist, Appvion, Inc.
-Ryan Piedot, Manager of Environmental Compliance & Sustainability,     Kohl's
-Adam Romanak, Parks and Natural Areas Manager, Hunger Task           Force
Seats are limited and registration is required. Register here. You can register by clicking on the "view full event page" in blue font towards the top. This will prompt you to log into Titan Handshake with your NetID and then take you to the event page. To RSVP, click "Join Event" in the upper right. Contact Rich Marshall (920-424-2181) if you run into any challenges registering.

 

Travel to Germany with UWO students to participate in an innovative academy run in collaboration with the Viessmann Corporation, one of UW Oshkosh's partners in sustainability. We can make this course count as an ES elective, as well. The trip is subsidized by the Viessmann group, and so is one of the most affordable study abroad options around.

 

  • WILD ROCKIES FIELD INSTITUTE INFORMATION SESSION @ UW- Oshkosh:

Think outside the classroom.

Tuesday, October 17th | Sage Hall, Rm. 4232 | 4:00-5:00PM

The Wild Rockies Field Institute is an off-campus study opportunity. Our courses take place here in the “Wild Rockies” of Montana and Canada as well as down in the canyon country of the American Southwest; they combine rigorous academic inquiry with cultural immersion and extended backcountry expeditions (backpacking, boating, & bike touring).  Every year, a number of MSU students come out on WRFI courses and students join us from colleges and universities across North America and from a wide variety of majors.  We currently offer courses in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources & Science Management, Native American Studies, Geography, and Philosophy.  WRFI’s small group size and interdisciplinary curriculum offer students an exceptional opportunity to complement their coursework on campus with experiential education in the field.  

Scholarships Available | 10% Tuition Discount for 2018 Courses | Federal Financial Aid Applies

Learn more on our website: www.wrfi.net and blog: www.wildrockies.wordpress.com

Please Contact Bethany Applegate (WRFI Outreach Manager) with questions at bethany@wrfi.net or 406-549-4336.

 

  • Alternative Spring Break Informational Meeting: Tuesday October 10 at 4pm in Reeve 209

Are you interested in making a difference in someone else’s life? Do you have a passion for traveling? Looking for a great way to spend your January or Spring Break?  LOOK NO FURTHER than the UW Oshkosh Alternative Break Program! This year, the Alternative Break Program includes five unique volunteer experiences:

January 20-27

  1. Education and Privilege traveling to Honduras

March 17-24

  1. Healthcare Advocacy and Diversity traveling to New York City
  2. The Economics of Coffee traveling to Guatemala
  3. Environmental Stewardship: Giving back to the National Parks – Arches N.P. Utah
  4. Hurricane Relief – location TBD

Applications will be available starting October 9th at reeve.uwosh.edu/asbPlease check the website for trip specific information and the application timeline.

Contact Nicole BellCorelli belln@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1269 with questions.

 

  • Semester in the Wild/UW Oshkosh program opportunity

Want to pay UW Oshkosh tuition but spend Fall 2018 while going to school in the mountain wilderness of Idaho? Semester In The Wild is a premium opportunity for you to spend 11 weeks learning ecology, environmental writing, wilderness management, outdoor leadership, and environmental history within pristine Idaho wilderness. You will learn in an outdoor setting, and along the way, you will get direct exposure to the beauties, intricacies and challenges of this mountainous ecosystem. Pay UW Oshkosh tuition through a program called National Student Exchange; all courses count toward your ES degree. The SITW program reserves spaces for Oshkosh students, and at least one of our students has attended their program every year since 2013. Contact Jim Feldman atfeldmanj@uwosh.edu with questions or interest.

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