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  1. The School of Environment and Natural Resources gathered to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2017.

    Celebrating the Class of 2017

    May 24, 2017

    Graduating students, their families and faculty and staff in the School of Environment and Natural Resources gathered to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2017. A reception honoring those graduating from the School of Environment and Natural Resources was held Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Kottman Hall lobby. Light refreshments were served with remarks from The Ohio State University Alumni Association and the president of the School of Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society (SENRAS), Matt Perry (Class of 2010). 

  2. The ENR 5320 Forest Management Class during spring semester 2017 conducted a competition to develop the best forest management strategy.  

    Classroom Spotlight:  Developing Forest Management Strategies

    May 22, 2017

    The ENR 5320 Forest Management Class during spring semester 2017 conducted a competition to develop the best forest management strategy.  Students were presented with a real world scenario and challenged to identify the best management strategy to maximize forest products and rates of return.  

  3. Lower Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

    May 15, 2017

    Brian Lower, an associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was presented with the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching at the 2017 Faculty Awards program and reception held on May 2 at the Wexner Center for the Arts.  The award honors faculty members at The Ohio State University for superior teaching.

  4. For two weeks in June, 12 students will travel Iceland’s diverse landscape learning about the natural and cultural history of the country.

    School Offers Education Abroad Experiences

    May 5, 2017

    Many students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and across the university will participate in education abroad this summer. The school is providing education abroad programs in Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, and for the first time, Tanzania. 

  5. Tal Shutkin (middle) with Horticulture and Crop Science Professor David Barker and School of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Professor Ramiro Berardo.

    Ohio State Student Awarded Udall Scholarship

    May 5, 2017

    Tal Shutkin, an Ohio State University sophomore from Shaker Heights, Ohio, has been named a 2017 Udall Scholar.  The Udall Scholarship recognizes 50 college sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment with a $7,000 scholarship; the award is also open to Native American students interested in tribal policy or native healthcare. An honors student, Shutkin is pursuing a degree in environmental policy and decision making in the School of Environment and Natural Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. He is Ohio State’s 12th Udall Scholar.

     

     

  6. The Ohio Forestry Association’s 66th annual Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp is June 11-16 in eastern Ohio. (Photo: Red-headed woodpecker, iStock.)

    Registration Open, Scholarships Available for Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp

    May 4, 2017

    Put 100 teenagers in the woods for a week, in a place with spotty cellphone service, and you’d think they’d be bored.  But teach them about the nature there, allow time for fishing and swimming, offer the occasional climb up a 10-story oak tree, and “the kids really seem to love it,” said Marne Titchenell, co-director of the Ohio Forestry Association’s 66th annual Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp.   The camp is June 11-16 at Ohio FFA’s Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake in eastern Ohio. It’s for students who have completed 8th grade through those who have just graduated from high school. Its goal is to introduce campers to trees, birds, bugs, mammals and more, including how to manage them.

  7. Volunteers helped to clean up the Olentangy River on Earth Day 2017.

    Earth Day Service at the Wetlands

    May 1, 2017

    More than 60 volunteers helped to clean up the Olentangy River on Saturday, April 22 at The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park on the campus of The Ohio State University. Volunteers included students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Honda R&D, a local Girl Scout Troop, Donatos employees, and members of the community.  The volunteers cleared litter that accumulated throughout the winter along the Olentangy River between Clinton Park and the Dodridge Street Bridge. 

    Thank you to Green Columbus for coordinating the service site locations for Earth Day 2017.

  8. Jack Hanna, director emeritus with the Columbus Zoo, and one of the zoo’s cheetahs hold forth in front of the Environmental Professionals Network on April 10, 2014. (Photo: Troy McGough.)

    Top 5 Moments from Environmental Professionals Network

    May 1, 2017

    Five years ago, David Hanselmann helped launch the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), a statewide professional group based at The Ohio State University.  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.

  9. Efforts to update the Tri-State Guide discussed in Growing Returns.

    Growing Returns discusses efforts to update the Tri-State Fertility Guide

    Apr 28, 2017

    Growing Returns, a Blog of the Environmental Defense Fund, discusses efforts led by Soil Fertility Specialist and School of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Professor Steve Culman, in the post, “New guidance to maximize every drop of fertilizer in Ohio and beyond,” to update the Tri-State Fertility Guide for Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa. To update the Tri-State Guide, Culman is using data from on-farm research trials he and his team have been conducting. This data will be used to inform the new Tri-State recommendations.

  10. EEDS Capstone project on Smart Street Light presented at the April Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast (Photo credit: Scott Spears)

    Capstone Partnership Focus of Article

    Apr 27, 2017

    Facilities Operations and Development recently partnered with five Ohio State students on their 15-week EEDS (Environment, Economics, Development and Sustainability) Capstone project. The students created a multi-purpose Smart Street Light, designed to assist with security and sustainability. Read more about this partnership and project in the latest A&P Newsletter.

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