A Native Garden for CINPS!

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! […]

Cause

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.

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ESRM 100 students present their research

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[…]

Internship with Food Forward

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[…]

Costa Rica Blog- NEW

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[…]

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