Environmental Studies

November 13, 2012 to November 14, 2012

Workshop: Understanding the Connections between Coastal Waters and Ocean Ecosystem Services and Human Health

This free National Academies Institute of Medicine workshop in Washington DC will bring together members of the ecology, ecosystem services, and health communities to gain a better understanding of the connections between coastal waterways and ocean processes and public health risks and benefits. A live webcast of the workshop will also be available for those who are unable to attend in person.

"Google's Street View Goes Into The Wild"

"Google's Street View maps are headed into the backcountry. Earlier this week, two teams from Google strapped on sophisticated backpacks jammed with cameras, gyroscopes and other gadgets and descended to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. But this is just the first step in the search giant's plan to digitally map and photograph the world's wild places."

Source: NPR, 10/24/2012

Livecast: Earth Institute Launches "State of Planet" Conf 9 am ET Today

The Earth Institute at Columbia University held a "State of the Planet" conference today, in New York city. It was open to the public, online, and interactive. Twitter hashtag: #SOP2012. A star-studded list of major speakers included Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. An archived video of the event will be posted when ready. See the SOP website.

January 9, 2013 to January 11, 2013

2013 KDMC Berkeley Multimedia Storytelling Series: Video Storytelling

This two-day Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley workshop is a hands-on program providing training in every phase of video planning, production and digital delivery.

October 22, 2012 to October 23, 2012

2012-2013 KDMC Berkeley Multimedia Storytelling Series: Social Media for Audience Engagement

Join the Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley for two days of comprehensive training on how to leverage the power of social media and storytelling to develop audiences, trust relationships and engagement.

September 13, 2012 to September 15, 2012

International Conference on Culture, Politics and Climate Change

This cross-disciplinary conference in Boulder, CO will explore intersections between culture, politics, and science in order to enhance understanding of public policy addressing climate change.

November 27, 2013

DEADLINE: Annual High Country News Student Essay Contest

In 750 words, describe how you or someone in your community is making meaningful strides to lessen modern Western society's impact on the environment. The contest is open to students between the ages of 17 and 24 (as of January 1, 2013) who are currently enrolled in a college or other institute of higher education. Entry deadline: Nov 27, 2013.

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