Land Education: Implications for Academic Work

Land education is a framework developed by Indigenous thinkers/activists to center Indigenous futures in the context of settler colonialism. In the context of education, land education is in conversation and critiques environmental education models, proposing that when we center land, waters, climate change in educational work, we acknowledge that we must center Indigenous self-determination in its fullest iteration. This talk will describe this genealogy as well as discuss the implications of land education for academic work.

Shannon Point Marine Center

The Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) is Western Washington University’s marine laboratory in Anacortes, Washington.  It is the home base for five WWU faculty members and marine scientists who integrate their research in organismal biology and ecology, community and ecosystem ecology, and ocean and organismal chemistry with undergraduate and graduate level training.  Over a dozen other faculty from a variety of departments at WWU and their students also conduct research at the facility.

Seismology, Kilauea

In late April 2018, the 35-year old eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i, underwent a radical change.  The locus of volcanic activity shifted from the Pu`u O`o and summit vents to the volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ), where it erupted in the Leilani Estates subdivision.  Over the next several months, lava drained from the summit reservoir to the LERZ, where it consumed over 800 homes, destroyed the town of Kapoho, and added nearly 900 acres of new land to the island.  The draining of lava from the Kilauea summit area caused the summit caldera to undergo collapse.

Research and Learning Across the Borders in the Salish Sea

What are the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our region’s borders? How is the future of the Salish Sea shaped by our past and current relationships and policies? Why is it important to learn about and from where we are?

For Winter Quarter, 2019, the Huxley Speaker Series and the Salish Sea Institute will be present a series of talks focused on the Salish Sea. This will be the first talk in the series.

ENVS Faculty Candidate 4/16/18: Manuel David Montaño: Nanogeochemical Processes

Exploring Engineered and Naturally Occurring Nanogeochemical Processes Using Advanced Nanometrology

Research Talk by Manuel David Montaño, PhD
University of Vienna, Department of Environmental Geosciences
Candidate for Assistant Professor in Environmental Chemistry & Global Change, ESCI dept

Huxley Speaker Series 5/19: Dean Steve Hollenhorst on Renewable Aviation Fuels

As part of the 2015-16 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dr. Steve Hollenhorst, dean of Huxley College of the Environment, will discuss aviation biofuel alternatives at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 in Communications Facility 110 on the Western Washington University campus.


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