Environmental Policy Students Visit Washington DC!


Students in ES 333/POL 333 Environmental Policy traveled to Washington DC in November 2012 to meet first hand with three types of key players in the environmental policy making process.  The trip included a visit to the Sierra Club Policy Office to meet with NGO leaders regarding their climate change and wild land protection  campaigns.  Students then went to  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters to meet with Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe on the role of federal agencies in implementing and shaping policy.  Finally, students traveled up to Capitol Hill to engage in a  discussion with Jim Brown, Chief of Staff for Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA), to better understand the role of legislators in the process.  Afterwards, the class toured the Capitol building then relaxed a bit at the Dubliner before heading back to Gettysburg.


Randall K. Wilson

Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

300 N. Washington Street

Gettysburg, PA 17325

ph 717-337-6034


ES 400 Presentation and Party- Friday, Dec 7th

Hi everyone,

TWO MORE DAYS until the ES 400 Presentation and Party.  ALL ES majors and minors are encouraged to attend!!

What- ES 400 Capstone Presentation: Farmers’ Markets and the Local Food System: A Study of the Markets in Gettysburg, PA

When- Friday, December 7th, 4pm

Where- Science Center 200  (with the party immediately following the presentation in the second floor Lobby of the Science Center)

Why-  Food for thought!! And, free food to eat, too!!  (Dinner catered by Montezuma’s and snacks/desserts from a local vendor).

Hope to see you ALL there!



Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325



ES alumnae news

Hi, folks –

            Just a quick note about two recent ES alums!

            First, Danielle (Bates) Haulsee won best student talk award at the recent American Fisheries Society Meeting — Mid-Atlantic Chapter.  It was her first conference presentation.  The title of her talk was pretty cool:

“Incorporating Acoustic Telemetry, Satellites and Underwater Robots to Understand Fish Movements and Species Assemblages in the Mid-Atlantic Bight."

            Second, Wendy (Dow) Piniak just defended her dissertation and received her PhD in sea turtle behavioral ecology from Duke University.  She is starting a NOAA Knauss fellowship this month.  Yahoo!

            I hope that Danielle and Wendy will both be guest speakers in ES 306 Marine Ecology this spring!

            Take care! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito