Category Archives: restoration

Urban Ecology Field Lab – Summer opportunity 2019

Hi folks, I am once again serving as the Program Coordinator for the Urban Ecology Field Lab, a summer research/mentorship program at the Field Museum of Natural History. We’re doing important research on biodiversity, soil/water relationships, and social engagement and … Continue reading

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Sustainable RIVER REU – Paid internships, now accepting applications

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience).” Sustainable RIVER is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity. In the Sustainable RIVER project, the … Continue reading

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Summer 2019 Course Preview for SUST 361 Urban Ecology

This coming summer semester (2019) the Sustainability Studies program will offer an exciting new field-based course, SUST 361 Urban Ecology, taught by Prof. Graham Pickren at the Chicago Campus. This five-Saturdays course introduces students to the research methods and practices … Continue reading

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Alum Diana Ramirez (BA ’17) Publishes Article on Burnham Wildlife Corridor

Diana Ramirez, who graduated from RU in May 2017 as the university’s first double-major in Sociology and Sustainability Studies, has just published an article in the Chicago news publication, South Side Weekly. Her October 10th essay, “Scavenging the South Lakefront,” … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Course Preview for SUST 350 Service & Sustainability at Eden Place Nature Center

This coming fall semester (2017) the Sustainability Studies program once again offers a unique transformational service learning course, SUST 350 Service and Sustainability, at the Chicago Campus as well as online. Taught by SUST professor Mike Bryson, the course theme … Continue reading

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Calling all Future Conservationists: Doris Duke Program at UM Seeks Applicants for Summer 2017 Program

Applications for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program hosted by University of Michigan are now officially open. This unique program is committed to diversifying the conservation workforce by training the next generation of land, water, and wildlife professionals among traditionally underrepresented … Continue reading

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Chicago Wilderness Congress 2016 at UIC on Nov. 2nd

College students! Join the brainpower of more than 700 of the region’s top conservation and community partners at the Chicago Wilderness Congress — an annual regional conservation conference to be held on November 2nd, 2016, at the University of Illinois … Continue reading

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