Past Events

  1. Nov 19, 2019, 7:30am - 1:00pm

    A major source of funding to support wildlife conservation derives from the activity of sportswomen and men through licensing and excise taxes. With declining numbers of these recreationists in our nation and state, there is a potential for significant funding shortages in years to come that will have grave impacts on wildlife conservation. Strategies currently employed that focus on how to recruit, retain, and reactivate hunters and anglers may not be enough, and engaging outdoor users more broadly may not fully address the funding question. Through this EPN program, we explore how wildlife conservation agencies, non-profits, and enthusiasts can build an effective and inclusive coalition to address future funding gaps. How do we increase the networks of both outdoor recreational participants, as well as hunters and anglers, in coalition-building to highlight and successfully conserve our state’s wildlife? 

  2. Nov 18, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Converging on Wicked Systems Problems Join host Cathann A. Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean, for the “Converging on Wicked Systems Problems” lecture. It will be held November 18, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Bob Evans Auditorium, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center with a reception following the lecture. Through presentations and panelists, we will explore the application of transdisciplinary research and systems approaches to solve grand challenges in our food, water, and energy systems. The lecture is part of the 75th Anniversary Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) Lecture Series. Presentations and panel discussion will feature Rolf Nordstrom, president and CEO of the Great Plains Institute; Greg Soehnlen, president and CEO of Superior Dairy, Inc.; and Lois Wright Morton, professor emeritus of sociology, Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Register before November 12 at Sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State.

  3. Nov 13, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm

    This workshop will review the concept of time value of money and ways of incorporating it in cash flows related to natural resource projects. Then, using these concepts we will discuss several criteria for evaluating feasibility of natural resource projects from a financial perspective. The workshop will also include an introductory discussion on valuing goods and services that are not commercially bought and sold, such as ecosystem services.

  4. Nov 13, 2019 through Nov 14, 2019, 8:00am - 5:00pm

    48th Annual WMAO Conference and Symposium Water Weirding November 13 & 14, 2019   *   Crowne Plaza Columbus North Weather today is weird with extreme events happening more frequently. This affects water systems and how we must manage our precious natural resources. Global climate weirding is a descriptive way to refer to this phenomenon. Water management in Ohio is equally influenced by this worldwide weirding causing hotter, drier, wetter, and windier conditions. Do you have a story to tell related to identifying such problems of water weirding? What about a community response to extreme weather in seeking sustainability? What technology or innovation have you witnessed to improve the protection and restoration of impacted groundwater, wetlands, streams, and lakes?   

  5. Nov 11, 2019, 12:00am - 11:45pm

    Veterans Day observed - no classes, offices closed

  6. Nov 10, 2019 through Nov 13, 2019 (All day)

    The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America will host approximately 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2019 International Annual Meeting, "Embracing the Digital Environment," on November 10-13, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.

  7. Nov 7, 2019, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    CENTER FOR EDUCATION ABROAD  New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism & Human Impacts on the Environment Resident Directors: Dr. Jeff Hattey Program Dates: May 6 – 29, 2020 Application Deadline: January 15, 2020  

  8. Nov 7, 2019, 2:15pm - 4:15pm

    Plan now to attend the Earth Day 2020 call to action/planning event on Nov. 7. Nathan Winch of the Earth Day Network will share ideas from successful student projects across the U.S. and the world. There will be time for open discussion, consultation, and meeting with community organizations. All students, student organization representatives, capstone teams, and teams from various courses are invited.

  9. Nov 5, 2019, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    CENTER FOR EDUCATION ABROAD  Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources Resident Directors: Dr. Brian Slater, Susie Burks   Program Dates: June 10 - June 26, 2020 Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

  10. Nov 4, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Panel Highlights Careers in Sustainability Come to Curl Hall Viewpoint North from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4 for a night of learning and dialogue with sustainability professionals from a variety of fields. Graduate and undergraduates are welcome to sit down with panelists from a wide range of fields for round table discussions about what sustainability looks like in their line of work and to learn how to prepare for a career in sustainability. Please RSVP by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. This event is a collaboration with the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Science; Sustainability Institute; Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter; and Fisher College of Business. Questions? Contact Matt Griffin. ( Details and RSVP