Colleges & Education

Innovation doesn't just happen in a beaker, some teachers are creating new ways to inspire students to learn more about climate change, and changing their own campuses in the process.

Lake Erie algal blooms (NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/Flickr).

George Washington University
The Baltic Sea is choking, and so are many of the creatures that depend on it.  Oxygen levels of the Baltic are so depleted that fish and plant species can’t survive in its waters, making it one of the most polluted seas in the world.
The George Washington University
Eastern oysters are one of the most iconic species living in the Chesapeake Bay, providing benefits to the Bay’s ecosystem and economy. But unfortunately, eastern oysters are in trouble.   Lets take a closer look at how scientists at the George... Read More
Investigating Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Patties
Investigating Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Patties
The George Washington University
An investigation into whether or not plant-based burgers deserve all the hype.

Here is just some of the garbage that I accumulated in a week of trying to be very conscious of my waste. A food wrapper, Q-tips, medication packet, and some old tissue paper. These items are used almost daily for many people. They are all disposable and items that didn’t necessarily first come to mind when I would think of everyday “waste.”

Eckerd College
As we look at climate change it can seem overwhelming, but the impactful and eye-opening action of limiting waste can create an amazing and hopeful future that everyday people can be apart of.
Mailboxes in the sea.
George Washington University
Growing up in a beach house in a town that comes alive in the summer was paradise. But it will soon be paradise submerged.

Blue-and-yellow Macaws, Scarlet Macaws, a Chesnut-fronted Macaw and a Mealy Parrot at a clay lick in Peru. (Brian Ralphs/Creative Commons)

Princeton University
I recount my experiences bird-watching around the world and describe the ways in which bird-watching has been a healthy outlet for my anxiety!

A nocturnal animal like the Fisher is usually only seen momentarily or by accident, and is most commonly observed darting across dirt roads at night. (Arthur Chapman/Creative Commons)

Princeton University
This essay recounts stories of my experiences observing animals in the weasel family (mustelids), particularly the Fisher (Martes pennanti).

A Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) puffs its feathers on a cold and snowy day. (David Restivo/National Park Service)

Princeton University
This is the story of how I became fascinated by birds, accumulated over a thousand field guides, and traveled the world as a result.

(Photo by Keaton Smith)

Middlebury College
I traveled to farms throughout Vermont to learn about life-cycles and to discover the most effective way to confront death: action.

The Potomac River passes through Maryland, Virginia, D.C., and West Virginia (smartmdblonde/Creative Commons).

The George Washington University
Rivers and their tributaries provide an invaluable resource to humans, supplying drinking water, transportation, and recreation. Since natural resources like water and land can't speak for themselves, how do we advocate for their conservation? With... Read More

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