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  1. Recipients of Sustainability Institute Student Grants Announced

    May 16, 2022

    The Sustainability Institute (SI) at Ohio State is thrilled to announce the winners of the annual SI Student Grants for 2022. Students will receive up to $5,000 each for their own innovative research projects in the sustainability field. Ranging from chemical engineering to soil science, each project has the potential to lead to groundbreaking advances in environment, energy, natural resources, economy and community resilience areas.  

  2. Spring blooms and students walking on campus

    2020 Campus Sustainability Survey report released

    May 16, 2022

    The Environmental Social Science (ESS) Lab released the 2020 Campus Sustainability Survey report. The ESS Lab works with campus partners at Ohio State to answer critical sustainability questions, provide insights to some of our challenges, and mark our progress toward a more sustainable campus. 

  3. A beaver dam (on the left) on the berm/edge of a pond at The Wilds. Photo credit: Rachel Gabor

    Faculty member quoted in Sierra

    May 5, 2022

    SENR faculty member Dr. Rachel Gabor is quoted in the Sierra article, "We Don't Deserve Beavers." 

    The article discusses the connection between beavers and water quality. Dr. Gabor's research examining the role of beavers in remediation of old mine lands is featured.

  4. SENR graduate student, Bethany Williams, learns how to stabilize a broken bone in the field by creating a sling with materials commonly found in a first-aid kit. Students also learned how to create slings using materials they might on hand in a field work situation (e.g., notebooks, extra clothing, etc.) Photo Credit: Emily Kuzmick, ODNR.

    Wilderness First Aid: Meeting training needs of graduate students

    May 5, 2022

    Krystal Pocock, aquatics instructional aid in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), who works closely with faculty engaged in outdoor field research identified a training need for our SENR graduate students and organized an opportunity to attend Wilderness First Aid Training at Old Woman’s Creek. 

  5. Students present their capstone projects during a special networking event at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University. Photo credit: Duane Gandelot

    Students advancing solutions to environment and natural resource challenges

    May 3, 2022

    Student posters were on display during a special networking event held on the campus of The Ohio State University on April 20, 2022. The networking event preceded what has become a highlight of spring semester for the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), our Earth Day program organized by the school and our Environmental Professionals Network.

  6. A lawn

    New Ohioline Factsheet available

    Apr 29, 2022

    Tips to maximize lawncare effectiveness and reduce nutrient runoff into Ohio waters is the focus of a new Agriculture and Natural Resources factsheet "Efficient Lawn Care Practices to Help Protect Ohio’s Waterways" via Ohioline.


  7. Ohio State researcher Gabe Karns installs a tap in a maple tree at the university’s Mansfield campus. (Photo by Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

    Tap into something new: 8 things you can learn at Ohio’s upcoming Maple Bootcamp

    Apr 27, 2022

    MANSFIELD, Ohio—If you’re new or new-ish to making maple syrup, there’s a lot you can learn at Maple Bootcamp: Ohio.

    Set for June 22–24 at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, the event, its website says, will provide “intensive hands-on training for beginner and intermediate maple producers.” 

    Participants will get details on how to assess a sugarbush and all the steps that follow, from collecting sap to boiling, bottling, and selling. Classroom sessions will take place on the Ohio State Mansfield campus. Field trips and tours will visit local maple operations, including one located right on the campus.  

  8. SENR welcomes 2022 National Collegiate Soils Contestants

    Apr 19, 2022

    The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and Dr. Slater welcome contestants to The Ohio State University for the 2022 National Collegiate Soils Contest!

    More than 20 teams from across the United States will engage in the description and classification of soils, and interpretation for various land uses. 

  9. Hands holding water and text And Water for All

    New documentary explores water access and affordability in Ohio

    Apr 5, 2022

    A new documentary written and directed by Ramiro Berardo, associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is available to watch for free on YouTube. The documentary, And Water for All, debuted on World Water Day (March 22) at the Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program followed by a community screening at Studio 35 in Columbus, OH.  

    Watch the film here and read more about the debut here

  10. CFAES STARS cohort

    Program propels emerging leaders

    Mar 31, 2022

    A new faculty program for emerging leaders culminated in a forum with participants presenting their personal research program plans for the next five years. 

    SENR faculty members Suzanne Gray and Shoshanah Inwood were both selected and completed the inaugural College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) STARS Program Cohort.

    The CFAES STARS program seeks to propel emerging research leaders – those individuals with the interest, vision, and motivation – to take their research programs to a higher and more collaborative level.