ES alumna Nikita La Cruz cited in NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine

Hi everyone,

ES alumna, Nikita La Cruz’s graduate research is cited in NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine!

Nikita was a double major in Environmental Studies and Chemistry from the class of 2013. She went to the Univ. of South Florida for her MS in Geology, and she is now at the University of Michigan working on her PhD. If you are currently taking ES223, I just spoke about her interdisciplinary capstone project this morning in class!



Sarah Principato, Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325




Prof Randy Wilson to give inaugural Thompson Lecture: “Yellowstone as America’s Backyard?”

To ES Majors, Minors, Faculty, and Alumni,

Our very own Professor Randy Wilson will be giving the inaugural Thompson Lecture. See below for details, and mark your calendar!


Yellowstone as America’s Backyard?

Randall K. Wilson
Thompson Professor of Environmental Studies
Gettysburg College

Friday, September 30, 2016 | 4 – 5pm, reception to follow. Science Center 200

Why is it that time and again Yellowstone stands at the epicenter of our national debates over nature? Since the late 19th century, this far removed place has consistently served as our national backyard; a public meeting place where we hash out our questions, feelings and differences regarding nature. Prof. Wilson explores the evolution of Yellowstone from a distant landscape, into a national icon that has profoundly shaped conservation in the United States.