MES News & Updates

South Sound Fundraiser Reception with the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

Upcoming Lectures from Environmental Leaders

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We are excited to invite interested students and community members to join us at several great lectures during the fall quarter.

All lectures held on campus in Seminar 2, E1105.


Wednesday, November 1, 6:00-7:30pm: Dr. Jerry F. Franklin

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MES Thesis Presentations


Join MES for a Thesis Presentation next week by Graham Clumpner!

Monday September 18th, 2017 at 4:00pm, SEM II, Room A1105

The first part of the afternoon Graham will present his Thesis work, Climate Wars: A fictional approach to climate communication.

The latter half of the presentation will be about "Our Children's Trust" a Federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on climate change. Graham will outline the case, how it directly affects us and how you can get involved.

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Razor Clams: Coastal Conundrum


My alarm sounds in the dark before dawn. After donning my clothes and grabbing my pack I head out of the dormitory building at Kalaloch Ranger Station on the outer coast of Olympic National Park and over to a small apartment. There I find the Park’s Coastal Monitoring crew hunched over bowls of cereal and toast. Coffee clears bleary eyes and we head to the rig by the light of headlamps. Low tide is at 7:30 a.m. and we need to be on site two hours before to allow enough time to complete our work.  

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3 Days: The Wonderland Trail


Current MES student Tyler Goodman is an experienced hiker and outdoor enthusiast who teaches backpacking classes at the local Olympia REI. This summer, Tyler and his wife tackled the 93 mile Wonderland Trail at Mt. Rainier National Park in a fast paced 3 days! To commemorate this achievement, Tyler created a photo and video compilation of their progress throughout the 3 day hike. Watch the video (not captioned) and see the incredible sights found at Mt. Rainier National Park!

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