Andrea Hicks named first Hanson Family Fellow

This fellowship is made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Lewis P. Hanson family through the Hanson Family Fund for Sustainability Research, a fund that supports faculty and student sustainability-related research as well as an annual sustainability-related public lecture.

Nelson Institute alumnus connecting environment and community with Iowa DNR

For Nelson Institute alumnus Steve Hopkins, pursuing a career in environmentalism was an easy choice. Hopkins grew up learning about animals, gardening, and the outdoors from his grandparents who had a cattle farm in Missouri. He credits his grandparents with introducing him to his passion and ultimately leading him to his current position with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).