The Department of Environmental Studies and the Department of Education are pleased to offer an Environmental Education Certificate. Students interested in this teaching certificate complete either the BA or BS in Environmental Studies and the Education Minor. It is important to begin the education coursework as early as possible along with your ES courses, and we recommend that students discuss their plans with their ES advisor, as well as consult with Dr. Rinke in the Education Department.
As part of their course work on the places they “live, work, and play,” ES 241: Environmental Writing class students took a local field trip to Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, where they volunteered their time to work on combating the invasive species, Rosa Multiflora. The climbing rose is native to east Asia and was introduced to the US as an ornamental bush. It’s now considered a noxious weed, and in places like Strawberry Hill there are efforts to minimize its damage.
Three environmental studies majors, Gwen Brown ’11, Sara Cawley ’11 and David Curtis ’12, were recently chosen as Eisenhower Institute Fellows. Fellows serve on the EI’s College Advisory Council, act as liaisons for assigned Institute events at both locations, and serve as hosts for campus visitors. Students engage fully in the planning and promotion of specific programs and projects. They are responsible for selecting, developing, and promoting a public policy theme with programming in both Washington and in Gettysburg.
Congratulations to Brittany Jones, Class of 2012, for winning the prestigious National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings scholarship. The scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities.
Danielle Bates Haulsee ’10 is a PhD student in Marine Science at the University of Delaware. She recently created a google earth layer of world and regional ocean chlorophyll based on data from NADA’s MODIS Aqua satellite. View the data here: http://www.google.com/gadgets/directory?synd=earth&cat=ocean&url=http://maps.google.com/maps/gx?oe%3Dutf-8%26output%3Dghapi%26q%3Dhttp://modata.ceoe.udel.edu/web_kmzs/World%252520and%252520Regional%252520Chlorophyll.kmz
Brian Kelley ’10 is an intern at National Geographic, where he edits documentary video. See his whale shark "critter cam" video here: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/news/animals-news/australia-whale-shark-crittercam-vin.html