Category Archives: conservation

A Microscopic Internship of Macro Proportions: Emily Rhea Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This guest post is by RU junior Emily Rhea, a SUST major who is working as a science research intern on Prof. Michele Hoffman Trotter’s Microcosm film project this year. During the Spring 2015 semester, Emily reports on her experiences conducting experiments designed … Continue reading

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Illinois Audubon Society and Joliet Park District Announce Major Expansion of an Urban Woodland

Green space is a premium in urban environments, and opportunities to expand existing high-quality parkland and natural areas come along all too infrequently. This week, the city of Joliet (pop. 148,000) learned that its famed urban forest in the East Side … Continue reading

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Conservation at Spring Valley: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 2nd guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 NSF Fellowships: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

SUST majors who have had some biology/environmental science classes are in a good position to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer fellowships, offered through generous funding by the National Science Foundation. These fellowships are excellent opportunities to … Continue reading

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IL Gov Bruce Rauner’s Appointments to Lead Dept of Ag, IL EPA, and IDNR a Mixed Bag

Newly installed Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner made a point during his election campaign in 2014 of promising that he’d appoint true professionals to his administration who actually know something about the agencies they run, instead of merely bringing in politically … Continue reading

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Agricultural History and Food Education in Schaumburg; Melanie Blume Reports on Spring Valley Internship Experiences this Semester

This guest post is by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities are part … Continue reading

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Friends of the Chicago River Internships

The outstanding local environmental nonprofit organization Friends of the Chicago River is accepting applications for internships to work in various capacities, particularly with their K-12 outdoor education program. They’re unpaid positions (as Friends has a small staff and does a … Continue reading

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