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Dr. Robert Bullard: The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice

Dr. Robert Bullard: The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice

March 1, 2021 - 7:00pm

Dr. Robert Bullard, the Father of Environmental Justice, will give a lecture and engage in a Q&A session....

Aldo Leopold, Phenology, and Climate Change, presented by Dr. Stan Temple

March 8, 2021 - 7:00pm

Aldo Leopold, best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, was a keen observer of the natural world. Throughout his life he kept daily journals recording observations of seasonal events, especially those occurring at his beloved “Shack” on the Leopold farm which was the setting for many essays in A Sand County Almanac. Leopold’s meticulous phenological observations have provided us with an unparalleled record of when plants bloomed, birds migrated and other natural events. Comparing his...

Why Words From the Land Matter, presented by Dr. J. Drew Lanham

March 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

"Nature" writing, from the transcendentalists to present day Anthropocene, reflects the voice of a "movement" undergoing dramatic change from paternal savior mentality to present day woe. In between wilderness agendas and modern angst, how do we write to beauty such that we continue to be fueled for the fight to save some for later? Aldo Leopold set one of the best examples for this transformative work, but others before and since, have taken on the challenge of writing urgently towards a...

Green Fire Then, Now, and Tomorrow: Examining an Evolving Land Ethic, panel featuring original cast members Leslie Weldon, Michael Howard, Bill McDonald, and Curt Meine

March 11, 2021 - 7:00pm

Ten years ago, Green Fire, the first full-length documentary film about legendary conservation thinker Aldo Leopold and his seminal idea of a land ethic was released. Today, the land ethic continues to evolve in the minds of thinking communities around the world. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Green Fire, the Aldo Leopold Foundation is bringing together diverse voices from the film, including Bill McDonald, Curt Meine, Leslie Weldon, and Michael Howard to reflect on how their own...

STEM and Race: Can We Talk?

STEM and Race: Can We Talk?

March 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

Can We Talk? ...

VIRTUAL Exploring Careers in Environment & Sustainability Networking Event

March 30, 2021 - 5:00pm

The Virtual Exploring Careers in Environment & Sustainability will involve networking with alums and local professionals working in various areas of Environmental Science, Geography, and Sustainability. All Students are welcome! This event will allow students to:Explore career options related to environment and sustainability, Receive advice on gaining experiences & skills needed for the profession, Network with industry professionals -- Students : Register in Handshake - coming soon!

Environmental Brunch Seminar: Dr Chris Brochu - Environmental Controls of Crocodile Diversity in East Africa

March 31, 2021 - 9:30am

This Wednesday’s Environmental Brunch Seminar features Dr. Chris Brochu from UI's Earth and Environmental Sciences.  His talk will focus on the Environmental Controls of Crocodile Diversity in East Africa....