Articles: Tag: Environmental Science

Allegheny College Receives Grant to Study Citizen Science

Allegheny College has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore how citizen science can help people feel more connected to places in their local communities while developing science learning skills. Benjamin K. Haywood, assistant professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Allegheny, will spearhead the research along with Julia K. Parrish,

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Goats Come to the Rescue, Thanks to Allegheny Class Research Project

If you venture into the Erie National Wildlife Refuge east of Meadville as the summer winds down, you’ll likely come across eight well-fed goats who are gorging themselves on non-native plants and savoring every bite. They probably won’t even notice you staring at them as they chew. The goats were brought in for the summer

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Allegheny’s Carrden Earns Certified Naturally Grown Status

A national organization has certified that produce coming from Allegheny College’s Carrden is grown without pesticides and herbicides and meets all organic agriculture standards. The Carrden and all its tasty produce sprouting near Carr Hall is now Certified Naturally Grown, and was certified as such in early June. A Saegertown-area certified organic farmer inspected the

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Allegheny’s Creek Connections to Host Two Regional Symposiums

Creek Connections will host its 24th annual student research symposium on Friday, April 5, in the Henderson Campus Center at Allegheny College, and community members are invited to view students’ project displays beginning at 10:15 a.m. Creek Connections is an outreach program of Allegheny College that brings hands-on, inquiry-based education about watersheds to students ranging

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Allegheny College Student Spending Semester Sailing Through Waters of New Zealand

Allegheny College student Luke Kellett, an environmental studies major and political science minor from Pasadena, Maryland, is among a select group of 26 undergraduates from diverse U.S. institutions who are spending this semester sailing through the waters of New Zealand. Their goal is to study one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century:

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Allegheny’s Creek Connections Receives $40,000 Grable Foundation Grant

Allegheny College’s Creek Connections program has received a $40,000 grant from the Grable Foundation to fund educator expenses in the Pittsburgh area, such as workshops, water-testing kits and school travel over the next two years. “The grant allows us to continue our high level of support to Pittsburgh-area teachers, including materials for water-quality monitoring and

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Allegheny Professor Receives Grant to Help With Sustainable Community-Based Forestry Project in Africa

Dr. Nicole Gross-Camp, a visiting assistant professor of environmental science and sustainability at Allegheny College, has received a grant from the United Kingdom’s Darwin Initiative in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in Scotland to make forest management sustainable in Tanzania. The $469,000 grant will support the project participants over the course of three

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National Expert on Water-Use Policy to Speak at Allegheny

Robert Glennon, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on water policy and law, will deliver a free public address titled “Our Thirst for Energy in a Warming, Water-Stressed World” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Allegheny College’s Ford Chapel. During his visit, Glennon also will receive the inaugural Ewalt Environmental Prize from the college

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Ahoy, Gators! First-Year Allegheny Students Sail Through Time

On a bright and balmy September afternoon, Allegheny College Professors Casey Bradshaw-Wilson and Richard Bowden moved their classrooms onto the rolling deck of a 19th-century fishing schooner and skimmed through the ripples of a gently turbulent Lake Erie off Presque Isle — much to the delight of their 30 first-year seminar students and a handful

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