Posts tagged with 'Environmental Studies':

A La Crosse MTU bus makes a stop downtown at Grand River Station.  PHOTO CREDIT: Susan Gaeddert New way forward Posted 3:53 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 Collaboration on community transportation course set Read more about New way forward UWL senior biology major Bella Anderson received a 2022 Prairie Springs Environmental Leadership Award for her research into how La Crosse's bluffs have changed through the decades. ‘Sustainability efforts truly matter’ Posted 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022 Bella Anderson wins Prairie Springs Award for bluff research Read more about ‘Sustainability efforts truly matter’ The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin is granting UW-La Crosse $88,600 in 2022 to develop water-based courses and a river adventure camp for students considering college. Statewide grants Posted 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022 UWL receives $88,600 from Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin to train next generation of water scientists Read more about Statewide grants Jade Wahlgren, a senior majoring in archaeological studies, has received the inaugural Prairie Springs Environmental Leadership Award for students. The award recognizes a UWL student who is taking environmental action in the community and inspiring others to do the same. Promoting environmental justice Posted 9:39 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 Wahlgren wins inaugural Prairie Springs Environmental Leadership Award for students Read more about Promoting environmental justice UWL's Environmental Studies Program uses field trips — like this 2017 trip to the La Crosse River Marsh — to highlight the fundamental connections between human and nature. The program has seen a roughly 50% increase in enrollment over the past five years. Embracing the environment Posted 8:53 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 Environmental Studies minor attracts students of all majors Read more about Embracing the environment UW-La Crosse senior Elyse Weber enjoyed painting in the outdoors earlier in October in rural La Crosse County when the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration opened the gate to 200 acres in Saint Joseph. The visit, along with others from UWL faculty and students, initiated future classes on the land, opening a new collaboration between the university and FSPA. Country class Posted 10:14 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 Students head to rural La Crosse County for COVID safe haven Read more about Country class Cathy Van Maren tends to the volunteer-run victory garden at Aptiv Inc. — one of four in La Crosse. Van Maren, a longtime employee in UW-La Crosse's Upward Bound program, says the process of growing your own food allows people to save money, eat healthy and take back control of their lives. Fruits of their labor Posted 10:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 La Crosse’s victory gardens reach end of successful first year Read more about Fruits of their labor Ashley Halverson of Coulee Region Ecoscapes spreads mulch while helping build a victory garden at City Hall in La Crosse. The gardens, meant to combat local food insecurity, are supported by research by UWL students Kelly Flynn and Joe Rampolla.
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Taking root Posted 12:24 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 UWL students collaborate with city on victory garden project Read more about Taking root As part of the Driftless Region Sustainability Education Project, Judson Steinback, of Coulee Region Ecoscapes, a company that provides sustainable landscaping services, shares information about the Community Food Forest at the YMCA. The forest provides food, pollinator habitat, biodiversity, education for community and more. About 20 people attended the two-day Driftless Region Sustainability Education Project event, including four faculty from UWL. 
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Stepping up sustainability Posted 1:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 Driftless-area educators meet to explore more ways to incorporate sustainability into curriculum Read more about Stepping up sustainability Niti Mishra, UWL faculty member and expert in using drones for remote sensing, left, works with UW-La Crosse student researcher Zach Woodcock in summer 2017 to use drones to conduct aerial surveys of Purple Loosestrife for the Brice Prairie Conservation Association.
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Cooperative conservation Posted 10:05 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 La Crosse County Conservation Alliance to recognize UWL work with BPCA to monitor invasive species using drones Read more about Cooperative conservation

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