Tag: environment

Faculty note: Ashmann receives National Science Foundation grant

UWGB Associate Prof. Scott Ashmann (Education) is a co-principle investigator (PI) on a new conference award from the National Science Foundation for $134,400, for a project titled “Environmental Education Workshop for Wisconsin Institutions of Higher Education.” Ashmann will be working alongside Michael Beeth (UW-Oshkosh), Rebecca Franzen (UW-Stevens Point) and Clayton Russell (Northland College) for this four-day environmental education workshop. The goal […]

Journal-Sentinel offers report on bay’s 2015 ‘dead zone’ season


Scientists thought that portions of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay would experience a huge year of oxygen depletion because of massive volumes of early phosphorous runoff, but winds and weather combined to lessen the impact. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed a number of local experts including several UWGB research partners.

Olabe, from Spain, is International Visiting Scholar


From September 13 through the 30th, UW-Green Bay is partnering with St. Norbert College and the greater Green Bay community to host the residency of Antxon Olabe, an environmental policy consultant from northern Spain. Olabe is an environmental economist and journalist specializing in sustainability and climate change. His visit is made possible through the generous […]

Faculty note: Engineering Technology’s Holzem earns grants


Assistant Prof. Ryan Holzem of NAS, a specialist in environmental engineering technology, was awarded two grants this summer. He will receive $9,664 to provide a third-party evaluation of a private pro-biotic product that is added to manure lagoons to reduce organics and solids and improve nutrient values, with testing on two Wisconsin-based farms. He was […]

Voelker’s ‘Environmental History’ class plans cleanup walk for Earth Week


The students of the American Environmental History course taught by Associate Prof. David Voelker invite the campus community to participate in a cleanup walk to commemorate Earth Day. Although Earth Day is on April 22, the walk will take place on Tuesday, April 21, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. (rain or shine). Participants should meet […]

Annual Student Watershed Symposium is April 14

The UW-Green Bay campus will host the 12th annual Student Watershed Symposium on Tuesday, April 14, as part of the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program. The Symposium brings together the teachers, students and faculty at UW-Green Bay who monitor the health of watersheds in the Lower Fox River Basin. This year more than 90 […]

2012 grad Morgan Gantz works to study and protect our nation’s wilderness

For the millions of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking on the trails, kayaking down the rapid rivers, and biking through national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, there are the few who work to both study and protect the natural landscape of our public lands. Morgan Gantz, a 2012 UW-Green Bay Environmental Science graduate is working […]

Eco U’s integrated curriculum made big impression on Northwoods naturalist

UW-Green Bay’s integration of higher education and the environment has imprinted a lasting impression on alumnus John Bates ’74 of Communication Action. Bates used lessons learned at Eco U to forge a successful career as a Wisconsin naturalist, writer, blogger, professor and nature guide in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Bates looks back on his days […]

Journal Sentinel focuses on agriculture link to Green Bay ‘dead zone’

There’s a nice piece of in-depth environmental reporting by Dan Egan of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in the Tuesday (Sept. 16) edition. In the wake of the “Lake Erie debacle” earlier this summer, in which a toxic algae bloom required the total shutoff of the Toledo, Ohio municipal water supply, Egan took time to focus […]

Kraft column: EPA’s Clean Power Plan benefits environment, economy

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is good for both the environment and the economy, Prof. Emeritus Michael Kraft writes in his latest syndicated column. Carried by McClatchy-Tribune News Service and appearing today (June 19) in the Centre Daily Times of State College, Pa., and elsewhere, the piece considers the EPA’s long-term plan to […]