Fall 2016 Speakers and Events


Seniors & Faculty 2016
Faculty and graduating seniors at the 2016 Senior Reception 
Kirsten Slaughter ('16) and Savannah Feher ('17) stand in a field of citronella they helped plant. 
planting rice
Environmental Studies students helping plant rice in Bulacan, Philippines. 

Also see GREENetwork for more environment-related events.                                        


September 2016 

Annual Environmental Studies Picnic
Sunday, September 11, 2016 
5:00-7:00 pm 
Sugar Grove Nature Center

Join the fun at the Environmental Studies Program's annual picnic at Sugar Grove Nature Center! This is a perfect way to get outdoors, spend time with faculty and fellow students, meet new people, and eat good food. The ES program will provide organic beef burgers, veggies burgers, and drinks. Students and faculty are encouraged to bring a potluck dish to share. 


"What We Did Last Summer"
Presentation by the 2016 IWU Freeman Asia Interns
Tuesday, September 11, 2016 
4:00-5:30 pm 
Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library

Come learn more about the summer experiences of students who participated in the 2016 IWU Freeman Asia Internship Programs! This is a great opportunity to check out ideas for various competitive positions for next summer also. You won't want to miss it if you're interested in applying. This is a public presentation by the 2016 IWU Freeman Asia Interns. Each group will give a 6-8 minute presentation followed by Q & A and a reception.  Refreshments will be served.


October 2016 

Film Screening & Discussion: "Just Eat It-A Food Waste Story"
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
7:00-8:30 pm 
Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library

Did you know that about 40% of food in the U.S. is never eaten? This deliciously entertaining, award winning film follows food from the farm to your table. Learn what you as an individual can do to limit food waste. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University Environmental Studies Program and the McLean County Wellness Coalition


November 2016 

Brown Bag Lunch Talk: "Conserving Kenya's Sacred Forests"
Dr. Celia Nyamweru (Anthropology, St. Lawrence University)
Friday, November 4, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
Titan Room, Memorial Center

Dr. Celia Nyamweru will discuss her ongoing research on natural cultural sites in Kenya. She will focus on the significance (in terms of biodiversity and cultural relevance) of the remaining forests of coastal Kenya and their impending destruction. Bring your own lunch. Co-sponsored by IWU African Studies and the Environmental Studies Program.

Click here for a sampling of Spring 2016 Events and Speakers