Posts Tagged ‘science education’

Top 5 moments from EPN’s events: ‘None pooped on stage, either’

Five years ago, David Hanselmann helped launch the Environmental Professionals Network, a statewide professional group based in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Since then, EPN has grown to have nearly 2,000 members. It’s held 55 public monthly Breakfast Club programs, which typically draw more than 125 people, and five signature events, whose top attendance has been 1,400.

Hanselmann, who coordinates EPN as a lecturer in SENR, shares his top five moments from those events …

Environmental Science Student Symposium is Wednesday

Nearly 1,000 students at The Ohio State University have prepared scientific posters about Earth’s biggest challenges for the university’s 2017 Environmental Science Student Symposium.

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Watch: ‘On Wednesday, we’re going to Kelleys Island to look for salamanders, and that should be a lot of fun’

“Every day, we’re out in the field, we’re collecting data, we’re studying animals,” says 2015 Stone Lab summer student Jeffry Hayes in the video above. The lab, which is at Put-in-Bay in western Lake Erie, is a “great place to do all that,” he says. “There have been a lot of experiences here that I can put on a resume.” Are you a student in college or high school? An educator? Registration is open now for Stone Lab’s summer courses …

New (permanent) captain of the ship

Image of Chris WinslowChris Winslow, pictured, who’s been serving as interim director of Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State’s Stone Lab since April 2015, has been named permanent director of the programs effective Feb. 1. (Photo: Ohio Sea Grant.)

Also on Tuesday evening: Stone Lab’s annual winter program and benefit auction

Image of Stone Lab classThe annual Winter Program and Silent Auction benefiting Ohio State’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie is tonight, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Columbus. It’s a chance to learn more about the lab and Ohio Sea Grant; support scholarships for students to take classes at the lab; and hear speakers Bryan Mark, an Ohio State geography professor and Ohio’s state climatologist, and Caroline McElwain, a student in the lab’s 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduates program who studied how Lake Erie fish see underwater.

Admission is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Read more. (Photo: Aquatic ecosystems class by Lisa Rice, Ohio Sea Grant.)

Watch: ‘Experience you really can’t get in the classroom’

Ohio State’s Stone Lab on western Lake Erie, CFAES student Adam Cupito says in the video above, is a “great place to see evolution in action.” It holds college-credit summer courses in the biological and environmental sciences. All of them emphasize hands-on, feet-wet, in-depth study in the field — especially in the lake and on its islands. Check out the list of courses.

CFAES prof wins APLU teaching award

Brian Lower award 2Congratulations to CFAES’s Brian Lower, School of Environment and Natural Resources, on winning the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ 2016 Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Among other things, he teaches the school’s popular Introduction to Environmental Science course, chairs the annual Environmental Science Student Symposium and helped his students create the new Environmental ScienceBites e-book. Pictured from left are Ohio State Provost Bruce McPheron, CFAES Associate Dean Linda Martin, Lower, and APLU’s Susan Sumner and Ian Maw. Read more.

Still time to get in on algal bloom conference; or, ‘THAT’S why you listen to scientists’

Organizers of the CFAES-co-hosted Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference have extended the registration deadline to Wednesday, Sept. 7. The event is Sept. 15 in Toledo. Later that day, the conference site, the Stranahan Theater and Great Hall, is coincidentally hosting a performance by comedian Lewis Black, who coincidentally talks about science and the environment in a 2012 video here.

Stone Lab summer scholarships still available

Hey, teachers (and other students, too): Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie, still has scholarships available if you’re interested in taking a class there this summer. Read the story …

Plants rule! Hear how Thursday

CFAES plant expert Jim Chatfield, who’s engaging, funny and even poetic, plus knows his stuff down to its roots, presents “Trees on Tap: How Plants Rule the Earth” at 7 p.m. tonight at the First Amendment Public House, 150 W. Liberty St. in Wooster. The free public event is part of the Wooster Science Café series.