MES News & Updates

Professional Development Funding Recipient: Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

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I received MES Professional Development Funding to participate in a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification course. This was a 3-day class held in Leavenworth Washington through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)’s Outdoor Medicine Institute. The course was held at the Wenatchee River Institute November 2-4, 2018. WFR certifications emphasize patient care in remote settings where definitive medical attention is hours or days away. A WFR is required for a variety of outdoor jobs, like climbing rangers, trail crew leaders, guides, camp directors, and more.

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A Peach Orchardist’s Insight to Farmer-led Research and Ecological Farming Conference

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Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference LogoI had the great opportunity to attend the Ecological Farmers of Ontario Association (EFAO) conference with the theme of Regeneration: Seeds, Soil and Community Connection from December 3-6, 2018 in London, Ontario Canada.

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Engaging Students & Community through Film: MESA’s Environmental Film Series

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A central vision for the Master of Environmental Studies Student Association (MESA) is to expand and enhance student support through community engagement. In addition to providing financial assistance to MES students, MESA serves to increase student involvement with campus and community environmental affairs through interactive events and networking opportunities. To achieve this vision, MESA has created an Environmental Film Series to showcase an array of environmental topics through art, emotion, interpretation and discussion.

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Knowing where things are: Advanced GIS 2018 presentations

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"Knowing where things are, and why, is essential to rational decision making" - Jack Dangermond, Esri

 

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Environmental Education Field Trip: NAAEE Conference

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When I applied for the MES program, I knew I wanted to study environmental education (EE), but whenever someone asked me what EE was before the program started, I honestly did not have a good answer. So! In perfect timing, I signed up for the EE elective with Andrea Martin this fall and the opportunity to learn what EE is all about!

 

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