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APRIL 25, 2013
Classes in the park unite middle schoolers with college students, nature
Trish O'Kane had reached a dead end. It was her first day teaching a capstone course in environmental studies at the Nelson Institute, and she was ready to forge ahead with a two-hour "college-style" lesson plan.


APRIL 25, 2013
Students awarded Bryson scholarships for climate research
Two UW-Madison students have been awarded Reid Bryson Scholarships for 2013 from the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research. Judging was based on student poster presentations at the seventh annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference April 15 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.


APRIL 24, 2013
Photos: Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference,
Nearly 2,000 participants from across the upper Midwest joined in a thought-provoking day of presentations and discussions at the seventh annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference April 15 in Madison, Wis., "Conservation Everywhere: Sustaining Natural and Cultural Diversity."


APRIL 24, 2013
Video spotlights Community Environmental Scholars Program
A new video, produced by University of Wisconsin-Extension, highlights the Nelson Institute Community Environmental Scholars Program and the benefits it brings to students and the community.


APRIL 3, 2013
A new Earth Day: Emerging challenges in a rapidly changing world
As Earth Day 2013 approaches, we queried a number of Nelson Institute faculty and staff members for their perspectives on our rapidly changing environment, as well as opportunities for innovation.