The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is confronting global environmental challenges through imaginative research that transcends disciplinary boundaries, hands-on education that bridges classrooms and communities, and public programs that foster environmental conversations among people from business, government, academia, and advocacy.
Training Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders
The Nelson Institute values and is committed to a liberal arts and professional education, built on the premise that complex environmental issues can best be understood through familiarity with diverse perspectives, and integration of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Research That's Changing the World
Research drives the social and technological innovation needed to confront the challenges of a rapidly changing global environment. The Nelson Institute is a catalyst of imaginative research that combines skills and knowledge from the humanities, engineering, business, and law to the biological, physical, health, and social sciences.
We Are the Wisconsin Idea
At the Nelson Institute, we strive to create sustainable communities across complex institutional landscapes for enhancing the quality of life and the environment in Wisconsin and the world.
It all starts with people and communities, and we are deeply committed to fostering and sustaining community partnerships in education, research, and service, both locally and internationally.
Nelson News and Events
- December 9Peace Corps Thought Leaders Series: It's Not Just an Environmental ThingRPCVs Tackling Climate Change Across Sector3:00 PM, Online
- December 9
- December 10Peace Corps or Conservation Corps – Work for the EnvironmentBuild your skills and resume with environmental work using two strategies4:15 PM, TITU, Memorial Union
Also offered online
- December 11Ecological Restoration Work PartyArboretum Core Area and Curtis Prairie9:00 AM, Meet at Visitor Center (2880 Longenecker Dr), UW–Madison Arboretum
- December 12Family Nature WalkArboretum Walk1:00 PM, Meet at Visitor Center (2880 Longenecker Dr), UW–Madison Arboretum