Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Many of the rivers that are familiar to Michiganders would have been unrecognizable 200 years ago. Urban rivers such as the Clinton, Rouge and Huron have lost their forest cover and have been largely paved. Dams, levees and concrete channels have further added to their alteration. Similarly, agricultural watersheds, such as the St. Joseph, Grand and Saginaw, have experienced a nearly complete conversion to agronomy.

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 6:15pm - 8:30pm

See the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world. Leopold’s ideas remain relevant today, continuing toinspire projects nationwide that connect people and land.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

We have been living through a 100-year-long golden age of water. We never think about water's availability, we never hesitate to run a bath because of the water bill, and we never worry about whether our tap water will make us sick. But that golden age of water -- where water is unlimited, safe, and free -- is over.

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Edmund Morris, awarded the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for his biography "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," will speak at 3 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Kellogg Center Big Ten Room C.

Morris will deliver “ 'I am Sorry the Trees Have Been Cut Down,' Theodore Roosevelt the Conservationist," reflecting on the development of Roosevelt’s conservation vision which was the first glimmers of sustainability as a goal of natural resources management.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

The lecture will be followed by reception; please RSVP. Also, please contact if you are interested in meeting with the speaker during his visit. A breakfast for students will be held.

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:15am - 8:30pm

At the symposium, attendees will learn about one student’s attempt to understand the role that physical landscapes and species interactions play in genetic variation of carnivore communities. Another student will share the work he has done to identify high risk areas for moose-vehicle collisions in Maine. Other talks will discuss sublethal effects of sea lamprey parasitism on lake trout, creation and organization of deer cooperatives in Michigan, composition and productivity of small scale artisanal fisheries in Egypt, and also differences in host-seeking behavior of blacklegged ticks.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The purpose of this symposium is to address the science of climate change education and discuss how best to teach about climate change within a variety of educational settings: Kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12), college, and informal education). The symposium will facilitate collaborations by increasing awareness of existing work and providing space for interaction. Furthermore, we seek to provide graduate students with useful information about the scholarship of teaching climate change, research and job opportunities, and resources for teaching.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The lecture will be followed by reception; please RSVP. Also, please contact if you are interested in meeting with the speaker during his visit. A breakfast for students will be held.

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 10:00am

In his current role, Ratsimbazafy travels all around Madagascar engaging diverse conservation practitioners, local people, and students in conservation issues germane to Madagascar. He also engages students in learning important technical aspects of conservation, including point-surveys and endangered species husbandry practices.