DECEMBER 10, 2019
Nelson Institute faculty working to improve the experiences of visitors to educational sites
Jack Williams, a professor of geography and an affiliate with the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) recently worked with the CCR Science Council, the Arboretum’s education coordinator, Gail Epping Overholt, and Betsy Parker from the organization Nature Net to bring together three dozen educators and researchers to discuss increased collaboration on climate change, biodiversity, invasive species, and native landscapes education. The ideas generated from this meeting will be used to improve the experiences of visitors to educational sites across South Central Wisconsin.
DECEMBER 6, 2019
Nelson Institute Winter 2019 Commencement Celebration
On December 5, 2019, the Nelson Institute hosted its annual Winter Commencement Celebration at the Memorial Union.
DECEMBER 5, 2019
Nelson Institute undergrad implements change on campus and beyond
Nelson Institute undergraduate, Jeremy Sanford, is a driving force behind conservation efforts on campus. He’s used the knowledge he gained during his time at UW–Madison to become active in community outreach efforts ranging from his internship with the Office of Sustainability to his work with fraternities and underrepresented communities.
DECEMBER 1, 2019
City of Monroe and UW-Madison UniverCity Year awarded Alliant Energy Foundation Community Grant
Nelson Institute partner, UniverCity Year and the City of Monroe have been awarded a $5,000 Alliant Energy Foundation Community Grant in support of their efforts to develop a pocket park in downtown Monroe, Wisconsin. This project is a part of the UniverCity Year program, which establishes three-year partnerships between a local government and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in an effort to address community challenges and create better places together. During this partnership, the Green County Development Corporation worked with the UniverCity Year staff to identify community challenges and then match those needs with a UW-Madison course where faculty and students worked with community members to identify potential solutions.
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
Nelson Institute professor, Adrian Treves working with the Minister of the Environment for France
Nelson Institute professor and founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab, Adrian Treves, is currently one of sixteen experts serving on the Minister of the Environment for France scientific council on wolves. This council was established to advise the Minister of the Environment for France, Élisabeth Borne, on scientific consensus relating to wolf-livestock interactions, wolf-dog hybrids, and other issues related to wolves.
NOVEMBER 27, 2019
Two longtime champions of the Nelson Institute selected for the 2020 Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame
The 2020 Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) inductees will include two friends of the Nelson Institute, alumnus and UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Steve Born, as well as UW-Madison Professor Emeritus, Stanley Temple.
NOVEMBER 26, 2019
Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts revived under Governor's Task Force
This fall, Governor Tony Evers established the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change in an effort to better understand the impacts of climate change on Wisconsin.
NOVEMBER 26, 2019
Nelson Institute student and alumna named 2020 Rhodes finalists
Nelson Institute undergraduate, Kevin Crosby, and alumna Lauren Jorgensen were selected as finalists for this year's Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest and most celebrated college award for international study.
NOVEMBER 11, 2019
Earth Day@50 Arts Initiative celebrates the intersection of arts and the environment
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and its partners invite you to attend one of the upcoming Earth Day@50 – Arts Initiative events. These lectures, films, performances, and art exhibits are a celebration of the past fifty years of environmental stewardship, and will honor the power of artistic expression in connecting people, transforming perspectives, and igniting action. The initiative, which is in partnership with the UW-Madison Division of the Arts, the Overture Center for the Arts, the Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), the Madison Arts Commission, and Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission (Dane Arts), will also seek to expand understanding of the concepts related to critical environmental topics and our collective environmental future.
NOVEMBER 11, 2019
Second edition of the Nelson Issue Brief focuses on deer ecology, CWD, and more
The Nelson Institute Issue Brief summarizes and conveys up-to-date scholarship from across the UW-Madison campus on key issues of environmental concern.