Carbon Offsets for Student Activities

Tree planting to offset carbon footprints.

International research and training is key to a successful education in Environmental Studies.  However, there is a cost associated with these activities.  In conjunction with the Office of Sustainability and the Global Education Office, Dr. Viverette from the Center for Environmental Studies has been working with her students to help them reduce their carbon footprint […]

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Hands-On, River-based Education

Collecting data on the river

Dr. James Vonesh was recently awarded a National Science Foundation consortium grant entitled, “the River-based ImmersiVe Education & Research (RiVER) Field Studies Network” focusing on how to develop both human and institutional capacity for active learning using our rivers as the backdrop.    Read more about it here.       […]

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Poisonous Plants in the Commonwealth

This past summer has seen some rather spectacular cases of where people have run afoul of dangerous flora, the most recent of which was a college student after a runin with Giant Hogweed–the results were not good. Information The Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension group publishes a nice overview of toxic plants in the Commonwealth.  It has …

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Center for Environmental Studies alumnus captures the world for National Geographic

Trevor Frost has made his mark as a wildlife photographer and filmmaker with National Geographic.  Prior to working a job that takes him around the world, Frost spent his undergraduate years at VCU.  He earned his BS from the Center for Environmental Studies in 2006, while spending time working on coastal ecosystems at Rice Rivers Center. Read more about […]

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