Tag: Environmental Science

Lacing up their boots, feeling the dirt: Field trip provides hands-on approach to studying geology of region

NAS at Pictured Rocks

Three University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty members and 15 environmental science students laced up their hiking boots, grabbed their field journals and at set out on a multiple-day field trip last week. The trip provided a first-hand perspective on the geology of the iron-mining region near Champion and Ishpeming, through Marquette, and into the Pictured […]

Science students cut spring break to tag Northern Pike

It’s just a few days into spring, but the fish are a couple of weeks ahead of schedule, which could affect the season. UWGB Associate Prof. Patrick Forsythe and UWGB environmental science students made the news when they cut their spring break short to focus on the egg mortality, by helping to tag the fish. […]

‘Eco U’ makes Green Colleges Guide for fourth straight year

UW-Green Bay is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada as recognized by Princeton Review. The education services company profiles UW-Green Bay in the 2015 edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.” The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based […]

UW-Green Bay in top 20 of website’s Environmental Sciences Schools


Take it with a grain of salt — the website EnvironmentalScience.org is relatively new and lightly trafficked — but it’s always nice to see your name listed in any national ranking. UW-Green Bay appears at No. 15, right between the University of Vermont and the U.S. Military Academy on the site’s list of “Best Colleges […]

Meet top NAS students benefitting from expanded scholarship program


The best-of-the-best students in Natural and Applied Sciences programs were honored at an annual scholarship reception held Jan. 30. Twenty-five students were awarded a total of $31,150 in scholarships that nearly doubled last year’s total of $15,200. The scholarships recognized student achievement in academics, research, and overall excellence. The new scholarships introduced this year include […]

Senior earns Sager award for work on Marinette County aquifer


The winner of this year’s Sager Scholarship is Christa Kananen, a senior majoring in Geoscience with a minor in Environmental Science. Her paper “Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface of the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County” was based on her undergraduate research project under the guidance of NAS Associate Prof. John Luczaj. The Sager Scholarship for […]

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 […]

Good to GRO: We’ve got more on student’s $50K fellowship

We told you here recently about UW-Green Bay senior Robyn Nielsen, who is the University’s first-ever student to earn a $50,000 Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As part of the award, the Environmental Policy and Planning and Environmental Science double-major receives $20,700 per year of academic support […]

From farm to fellowship: Student earns $50K EPA award

Wisconsin has quickly become No. 1 in the country for organic dairy and beef farms. Public demand has led to rapid development of organic farms across the state. While organic agriculture produces a quality product that consumers can feel good about, the fact remains that organic agriculture still produces waste. And that’s where UW-Green Bay’s […]

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 […]