MES News & Updates

Science is a Beach: Pursuing Scientific Research at Evergreen

Natalie Sahli in lab

The Decision:

I entered the MES program over a year ago with little idea of what I wanted to study. At that time, Vibrio, a bacteria which colonizes shellfish during warm summer months, was an issue rapidly gaining traction throughout the sound. Oysters. Disease. Got it. Maybe I would study that at Evergreen?

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Interning in Israel: Introducing Sustainability to the Masses


Two days and I’m already hooked.

The energy, excitement and deep commitment to mission and vision of this one-of-a-kind institution are palpable throughout the hallways.

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Road Trip to Taos

Phoenix Fireplace

What is the value of diverting ‘wastes’ from the landfill to build homes with a minimal amount of ‘new’ resources? What is the value of an inspirational, personalized, unique living space surrounded with green space? What is it like to live in a home that captures and recycles usable heat and water, lives within its energy and resource footprint and supports year-round food production?

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Capital Hopping for Student Advocacy


Having lived in both Washington, D.C.

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The Summer of Knotweed


Clear skies in August mean brutally hot days. So the slight morning chill only heightens my wariness of the day’s coming heat. I force down a final drink of water before buckling my chest-waders and pulling on the full 15 liter backpack sprayer. My two fellow restoration technicians follow suit and we stride out into the field. Soon we arrive at a steep path descending down to the floodplain of the Satsop River.

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