MAY 15, 2018
Re-thinking sustainability: Same certificate, new curriculum
Streamlining the sustainability curriculum to better reflect the individual aspects of sustainability, how they interconnect and how these ideas integrate into local communities.
APRIL 30, 2018
Thinking about the future of Wisconsin’s water
From the Great Lakes Basin to the Mississippi River, water has undeniably played a role in shaping Wisconsin’s history, but the future of Wisconsin’s water is becoming less clear. United by a shared concern for water quality, citizens, researchers and media professionals from across the state came together April 26, 2018 at the Pyle Center in Madison for the Wisconsin Water Future workshop.
APRIL 27, 2018
The satellite view of our changing planet
Spread across a desk, a sequence of satellite imagery photos lie in neat rows across a desk. Mutlu Özdoğan carefully takes a photo and brings it to eye level for a closer inspection.
APRIL 13, 2018
"Hidden Gems”: Nelson Professor Seeks International Recognition for Local Wetlands
Wetlands hold a special place in Joy Zedler’s heart, especially the Waubesa Wetlands
APRIL 2, 2018
Great outdoors inspires summer course line-up
As UW-Madison students anxiously await registration for their summer courses, the Nelson Institute has announced their lineup for anyone interested in courses that are a little different.
MARCH 21, 2018
Pfeiffer receives 2018 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award
Vera Pfeiffer, a doctoral candidate in the Nelson Institute's Environment and Resources program, is among ten recipients awarded the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA).
MARCH 1, 2018
Science with a Passion; Life and Death on a Remote Pacific Reef
Citizens, scientists and climate-curious individuals arrived in crowds to hear Dr. Kim Cobb deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Climate Change Symposium on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The annual event hosted by the Nelson Institute poses the question of how global climate change will affect the ways in which we live and interact with the world.
FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Global Connections: Nelson Institute representatives discuss global pollution in Kenya
The Nelson Institute’s Nathan Schulfer, assistant director for International & Professional Programs, participated in UNEA3 in Nairobi, Kenya in December.
FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Sustainability meets business with supply chain lecture
Sustainability and business are often juxtaposed as two ideals on opposite sides of the spectrum. A robust attendance of campus and community members turned out to learn about this timely topic.
JANUARY 29, 2018
Gaming offers educational lessons about ecological consequences
Games that prompt thought beyond winning or losing and into the complexities of real world environmental problem solving can be one tool in the tool box of environmental studies.