Experiences & Outcomes

Student Experiences


Students on a water run in Pablo Toral’s Environmental Justice summer course at the Wilderness Field Station in Ely, Minnesota.

Exploring environmental justice in the wild

Nestled deep within the pristine wilderness of Ely, Minnesota, lies the Wilderness Field Station, a haven for nature enthusiasts and a hub for immersive learning. Here, I had the opportunity to take an environmental justice course, which opened my eyes to the intricate web of environmental issues and their impact on communities.


A student holds the freshly painted tote bag.

Bringing cheer and sustainability to campus

Two fall events brought students together for fun times and chats about sustainability.

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. 


Alumni Outcomes


Clare Eigenbrode

Alumna Clare Eigenbrode’20 pursues career as a science communicator

Clare has held several positions in the fields of social justice and environmental justice, with a focus on communication, outreach, and community building and empowerment. Now, she’ll attend Johns Hopkins to pursue an MA in science communication. 

Grady Spencer ’22

Grady Spencer’22 pursues training in fire management and recreation

His training was provided through an “Integrated Fire and Recreation” internship by the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the U.S. Forest Service.

Marcos Arroyo’16, left, and Bob Norris’66 met when Norris visited an environmental studies class on campus. Since then, the two have become good friends.

Kindred spirits across five decades

Bob Norris’66 and Marcos Arroyo’16 consider each other close friends, talking for hours on the phone every few months. Although they graduated 50 years apart, these Beloiters have plenty to agree on.


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