Student Work


Crossing Lake Wisconsin on the Merrimac ferry

New students learned about the ecology of the Beloit area

They visited Lake Wisconsin and Devil’s Lake

Aldo Leopold shack, April 26, 2023

Students learn about restoration during spring day field trip

Led by the Environmental Studies program and the Sustainability Channel, students visited the Aldo Leopold Foundation in the morning to learn about restoration. 

Martu Kollie (left) conducting research on community resiliency

Martu Kollie helps communities protect themselves from flooding

Her work was conducted during the Summer of 2022 through PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies Green Team Program in Northern New Jersey

Syd Clark’22 developed the Sustain Beloit program to improve how the Beloit College campus handles its trash and recycling.

Trash talk minimizes campus garbage

Ninth semester student Syd Clark’22 (they/them) created a new way to handle campus garbage.

Garrison Ferone’23 at right, front after measuring, weighing, and checking the respiration of a sea turtle in the Galapagos.

Traveling the world and our own backyard

They conducted archaeological research on Neanderthal stone tools in North Macedonia and swam with sea lions in the Galapagos, trained as an EMT with the South Beloit Fire Department and studied environmental policy in Finland.

OEC + 2022 fall break camping trip to Kettle Moraine forest

OEC students camped at Kettle Moraine over fall break

Students from the Outdoor Environmental Club enjoyed stunning fall foliage, solitude, relaxing hikes, great food, and experienced a feel for the change of the seasons.

Students collected seeds from native plants to scatter them on a former farm that was recently added to the park.

Students participated in restoration project at Glacial Park (Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge) on October 29th

The lead scientist, Tom Simpson, taught students different approaches to restoration developed since the 1980s.


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