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Environmental Studies News & Events

On Fri., Oct. 23, Ohio University Master of Science in Environmental Studies students and CE3 Brownbag attendees were among only approximately 100 explorers this year to visit Crane Hollow Nature Preserve, a biodiversity hotspot deep within Hocking County’s Laurel Township. Read More

“Creating National Parks in a Biodiversity Hotspot” will be the focus of a public session featuring an international delegation of national park directors and non-governmental organization experts from Kosovo and Montenegro on the third floor of Alden Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Read More

Wed., Nov. 18, 2015 – Award-winning National Geographic photojournalist Dennis Dimick will lead the celebration of International GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week at Ohio University during the second annual GIS Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication. Read More

Ohio University past, present and future appeared last month in Norman, Oklahoma for the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalism (SEJ). Three OHIO Bobcats: a student, an alumnus and a faculty member, participated in the multi-day conference of the country’s leading environmental journalists hosted by Oklahoma University. Read More

People’s latest film, Broken Landscape: Confronting India’s Water-Energy Choke Point, premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2015. Since then, it has been selected for a number of film festivals including the Athens International Film + Video Festival. Read More

Great food, great weather, great company -- these three themes captured the essence of the annual Voinovich Environmental Studies cookout, held on the evening of Thursday, September 3, 2015. Read More

On Oct. 17, Ohio University competed against colleges and universities across the nation in the 2015 GameDay Recycling Challenge, a waste reduction and recycling competition. More than 22,000 football game attendees recycled and composted 7,225 pounds of materials for a 96 percent diversion rate from landfills. That’s almost a third of the weight of the entire Bobcat football team. Read More

On a hill above The Ridges, beside the Ohio University Compost Facility, a huge grey pillowy bladder sits inside an almost unbearably hot glasshouse. The bladder churns food waste and compost and turns it into fuel. It’s an interactive process that makes for a perfect open house – and that’s just what Assistant Professor Sarah Davis and Research Scientist Kim Miller did at their Waste to Fuel: Bioenergy open house on Oct. 7. Read More