ESF co-sponsored and participated in the Earth Day Teach-Ins this Saturday, April 22, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The college invited alumni, friends and anyone interested in learning about science to join the ESF session.
Two ESF students were among the winners of Planet Forward's annual storytelling competition winning a trip to the Brazilian rainforest with biodiversity pioneer Tom Lovejoy and journalist Frank Sesno.
Tomasz Falkowski and Carrick Palmer were honored for their entries in StoryFest which encourages students to share their stories about food, water, energy, mobility, built environment and/or biodiversity.
Falkowski, graduate student in environmental and forest biology/ecology, was the winner of the Right Brain category for the story that most creatively tells an environmental story, either through media format or storytelling technique.
More than 1,100 Native American and Indigenous scientists, scholars and allies worldwide have endorsed the March for Science that was held in more than 500 locations around the world this Saturday. Co-authored by four leading Native American scientists and scholars, including Robin Kimmerer, Ph.D., of ESF, a declaration called "Let Our Indigenous Voices Be Heard" states, "Let us remember that long before western science came to these shores, there were scientists here.... Western science is a powerful approach, but it is not the only one."