Student Work


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.


Spring 2023 courses in environmental studies

ENVS 210 Sustainable Cities

ENVS 255 U.S. Environmental Law and Policy

ENVS 280 Landscapes in Transition Orientation Seminar

ENVS 290 Mountains

ENVS 295 Environmental Political Thought

Senior Emmalynn May led cohorts of teens in park trail maintenance excursions in mountainous Montana this past summer.

Blazing her own (hiking) trail

Environmental geology and biology double major Emmalynn May’23 worked with the Montana Conservation Corps this past summer, mentoring students, maintaining hiking trails, and paving her own way for a career of protecting state and national parks.  


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