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ES 396: Waterways of Wisconsin

Spring interim 2019 UWO Field CourseThis three week field course will explore waterways all over Wisconsin. Using a wide variety of field sampling equipment, we will objectively assess the physical, chemical, and biological parameters of water quality. Special emphasis will be on the assessment of anthropogenic ecosystem impacts and promotion of activities that increase water quality stewardship. There will be several overnight trips at field stations and other educational facilities. There is a course fee to cover transportation and lodging. Email Shannon Davis-Foust,, with questions. Enroll now to secure your spot in this class!

Quest III Study Abroad in Ireland for May Interim 2020

Environmental Studies students who have not yet satisfied their Quest III requirement should consider this six-credit study-abroad opportunity in Ireland, which combines a sustainability-focused Quest III course (ENG 294 Literary Landscapes) with a course in modern Irish literature (ENG 205 Literature from a Global Perspective). The course could also be made to count as an ES introductory humanities course. During the first half of our sixteen days abroad, you will gain 14-20 hours of community engagement experience teaming with two community partners in the rural west of Ireland, working with local farmers, a botanist, a geologist, and an archaeologist on projects centered on sustainability issues specific to Ireland’s coastal limestone landscape known as the Burren. During the second half of the program, you will explore the psychogeography of Ireland’s capital city of Dublin through its literature while working with local historians, filmmakers, and activists on projects related to the city’s revolutionary history and its increasingly diverse and globalized present. In addition to satisfying the Quest III and USP literature requirements, this program also satisfies the USP’s Global Citizenship requirement, making it excellent value! For more information, contact the instructors, Dr. Stewart Cole ( and Dr. Pascale Manning ( and visit the program application on the Office of International Education website: The initial application deadline (Step II) is Friday, November 22nd, by noon.


Semester in the Wild/UW Oshkosh program opportunity--Fall 2020

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 at with questions or interest.


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