If you are a graduate of the Nelson Institute, we encourage you to keep in touch with us, with other alumni, and with the university. You’ll find many ways to stay connected.
Our Graduates Lead the Way
From Alaska to Africa, Nelson Institute alumni are leaders in conservation, sustainability, education, and environmental justice. Check out these stories that demonstrate the many ways in which Nelson alumni are working to solve our planet’s most urgent challenges.
Environmental Studies Undergraduate Major, 2017
Finding My Way from Environmental Studies to Urban Health and Planning
Environmental Studies Undergraduate Certificate, 2013; Current Environmental Conservation Student
Tribal Environmental Work
Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, 2007; Environment and Resources, 2011
Changing Conservation Norms
Environment and Resources, 2013 and 2018
The Promise of Land Reform
Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, 2008; Environment and Resources, 2011
Climate Solutions for the New Decade
Water Resources Management, 1990; Land Resources, 2002
Restoring the Kafue Flats, Zambia, for People and Wildlife
Environmental Studies Undergraduate Major, 2015
Exploring Environmental Career Options in Your 20s
Land Resources, 1991
Environmental Studies Undergraduate Major, 2012
Bipartisan Environmental Action
Environmental Conservation, 2015
Ecological Communication to Equip Our Leaders and Professionals with Quality Science
Environmental Monitoring, 1984; Land Resources, 1989
Air, Water, Food, and Community
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Alumni News and Events
- June 19Loop the Lake8:00 AM, Olbrich Park
- June 20Information and Observation StationArboretum Outdoor Program12:00 PM, Meet in outdoor classroom, east of Visitor Center
- June 20Summer Family Nature WalkArboretum Outdoor Program1:00 PM, Meet in outdoor classroom, east of Visitor Center
- June 22Summer Explorations: Outdoor Activities for FamiliesArboretum Outdoor Program10:00 AM, Meet in outdoor classroom, east of Visitor Center
- June 22Summer Explorations: Outdoor Activities for FamiliesArboretum Outdoor Program1:00 PM, Meet in outdoor classroom, east of Visitor Center
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Badger Bridge is your place to connect with fellow alumni through UW-Madison’s global community, advance your career with professional networking, and give back by mentoring or employing graduating students.
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