Environmental Studies Department

This week is National Geography Awareness Week! The Environmental Studies Department is hosting two free events open to all students, with no previous experience necessary. Please join us to celebrate the significance of space and place and the power of spatial knowledge! We will have a…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

“I challenge anyone to talk about a solution at that scale,” said Michael Medler, a professor at Western Washington University whose research focuses on mapping and analyzing natural disturbances such as wildfires. “If money is going to be spent and thinning is going to be done, most of those…

Students from Western's Huxley College of the Environment are teaming up with high school students from South Seattle's Highline School District to present "Creating Environmental Hope" from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in Communications Facility 125. 

The event is free and open to…

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high…

And on the day– someday– when this giant pile of rocks stacked 10,741 feet tall does eventually fail– the now empty Emergency Operation Center will be filled with hundreds of people coping with a massive crisis. One that’s expected to make Whatcom County the bulls…

WWU Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences Jenise Bauman and two of her students are working this winter and spring on a monitoring project at Port Orchard’s Harper’s Creek estuary, at the site of an $8 million two-phase restoration effort led by Kitsap County and the state Dept. of…

A team of Western Washington University students, researchers, and faculty are making the trip to Mount Everest this spring, in an effort to study the global effect of climate change.

The group will be exploring both Everest and the neighboring peak, Lhotse, in an expedition that will…

As part of Geography Awareness Week, WWU’s Geography Program Presents "How Geographic Information Systems are helping Bellingham address today’s challenges and move toward tomorrow’s vision," a GIS Day talk with WWU alumnus and City of Bellingham Senior GIS Analyst Chris Behee, from 3-4 p.m…

Huxley faculty member Erika McPhee-Shaw invited to be the keynote speaker for the international Canyon symposium in China. ​

4th International Submarine Canyon Symposium (INCISE2018) 5-7 November 2018, Shenzhen, CHINA Keynote speaker for the day-long session on ‘Canyon processes in the…
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