From November 14 to 18, the University of Washington’s eScience Institute will be hosting a five-day Geohackweek, and you are invited to take part in wide-ranging tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking—all focused on open source tools to … Continue reading →
Last week, we wrote about the new Mission Earth Scout One science camp that one our graduate students, Isabel Carrera Zamanillo, launched this August. The camp offers underrepresented middle and high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in … Continue reading →
Two UW Environment faculty members contributed to a study in Nature Communications that found the countries most at risk for nonnative species invasions are the least well-equipped to deal with the threat.
For University of Washington professor Sally Brown, it’s always been about food in cities. She got her start as a chef in New York City, then ran a wholesale vegetable business selling only locally grown vegetables in the New York area. Brown then went to graduate school to learn how city waste could be used to enrich soils on nearby farms.
Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 (Seattle Office) has a digital eInternship Teaching Environmental Education (ECOLEARN) Lesson Plans at elementary schools. As a eIntern, you will get to teach exciting, already prepared environmental education lesson plans at local elementary schools. We are testing the lesson plans, expanding our outreach and make […]
Following the introduction of mallards in Florida in the 1960s as a favorite in backyard ponds and other landscaped areas, the ducks took a liking to Florida mottled ducks. Now nearly 60 years later, hybridization and introgression is threatening the native species. In a study published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, researchers developed plumage keys tha […]
From New Jersey to Manitoba, young piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) are learning to fly on beaches that haven’t seen plover nests in years. The birds’ expansion to new beaches is good news for the federally listed species, and it reflects hard work by wildlife professionals to keep the chicks from being crushed or eaten. Piping plovers were added to the U […]