Our students have been busy (as usual) in the sustainability realm. Most recently, Andy Spyrka helmed a project to redesign the entry garden at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center in Ventura Harbor. He was joined by a host of ESRM students and alums, most notably Amanda Shepherd. Andy, Amanda, and a team that included consultants and the Ventura Master Gardeners revamped the overgrown area, turning it into a great mix of drought-tolerant natives. Their mantra was “keep it cheap, within reach, and California native-based.” Check it out next time you are in the harbor! […]
-22 is getting his close-up. The mountain lion living in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park is the subject of a new documentary called “The Cat That Changed America,” which will be shown at 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 18 in the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The screening, followed by a Q&A, is[…]
The following is a written testimony from Andrew Darmand an Environmental Science and Resources Management graduate from CSU Channel Islands. Over this past summer, I did an internship at, and this is still a shock to me, an oil company. If you’ve heard of the EPA and what was the main component for starting it, then[…]
He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
–Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2
The news we had feared for so long spread quickly this past Monday. Our friend and colleague Dr. Cause Hanna had succumbed to his 10-month struggle with cancer. Classes were cancelled, tears were shed, and a large hole spread across so many of our lives. He was 35.
Exposed bedrock on the beach during very low (negative) tide at Isla Vista, California (Credit: Alex Snyder, U.S. Geological Survey.
(AP) – Marine experts in the San Francisco Bay Area say an alarming number of sea lions are being treated for poisoning linked to toxic algae blooms. The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito says it has treated 68 sea lions suffering from domoic acid poisoning, compared with 70 in all of 2016.
Every semester, the Introduction to Environmental Science students write a term paper discussing anything they want about environmental science. Then, the students pair up and present their research with the class. Normally, these presentations are through PowerPoint, but this semester, there was something different. Dr. Woo asked her students to make posters about their research[…]
Ventura County Branch Program Assistant ORGANIZATION: Food Forward (501c3 non-profit), www.foodforward.org COMMITMENT: 10 weeks, 15-20 hrs/week out of our Ventura County Branch office beginning in May or June (must be available over the weekend) COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship position. We will work with students to arrange to receive credit from[…]
Student Karina Casarez has officially finished a Costa Rica blog! entirely new blog site located at: https://csuchannelislandse.wixsite.com/ciesrm-costarica. “I am really proud of the way it looks and I hope you enjoy it. Within this site, I have included blog posts that describe what we did every day, a blog post after the trip was finished that includes[…]