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Science Seminar Series

New 2014-2015 Environmental Studies Scholar!
Trisha McClain

Manchester University Environmental Club Spring Events

Northern Saw-Whet Owl Fall Migration Banding!!!!!!

Local Television Education

Dr. Jerry Sweeten along with Terri Michaelis and two students had the opportunity to be a part of a prime time television show. During the segment student internships and current projects where highlighted to educate the audience of the Eel River.

Local TV Studio.
From left TV anchor, Terri Michaelis, Dr. Jerry Sweeten,
Trisha McClian, Breegan Anderson

Trisha McClian, Breegan Anderson

Upcoming Events!!!

Three Dump Trucks Full of Trash
Eel River Clean Up 2013:


MU Kicks the Bottle!!!!!!


Manchester University Environmental Studies partners with IASWD, NRCS for Paired Watershed Research


Spring Fever:

Life on the Eel river in Early Spring


MU Environmental Studies Students traveled to Andros Island, Bahamas January 2013

Eleven Manchester University students traveled to Andros Island, Bahamas to the Forfar Biological Field Station from January 12th-19th to survey the endangered piping plover as part of an Ornithology course. The trip included stops in Homosassa Springs, Florida to view Florida Manatees, the Ding-Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island and the Everglades.  At each location students interacted with natural resource professionals from the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service.


Florida, Bahamas, Piping Plovers

Student Testimonials

Mississippi River Basin Initiative


Kayla Werbianskyj, Graduated Environmental Studies Major and 2011 summer intern
for the Mississippi River Basin Initiative.


The environmental studies program at Manchester, established in 1971, is among the oldest ES programs in the country. The main goals of the program are to educate students about the state of the local and global environment, and to prepare majors to fill vital roles in environmental science, education, public policy, and other related fields. 

Through research and special study opportunities on and off campus, students gain valuable experience in the lab and in the field. For environmental studies majors at Manchester, "getting your feet wet" may mean just that! You may find yourself wading in a creek researching fish habitats or standing in the ocean in the Bahamas studying sand dollars. Or maybe you'll find yourself in a forest, surveying bird populations and vegetation.




  • To provide students experiential learning opportunities and rigorous academics rooted in natural sciences, political sciences, economics, and philosophy to better understand the human endeavor in the context of responsible environmental stewardship.



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Middle Eel River Initiative Research 2013:

319 Middle Eel River
Paired Watershed
Dam Removal
Black Bass

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American Fisheries Society

Kick the Bottle Campaign

Environmental Studies Reunion
Dam Removal
First Year Student Experiences
         Breaking News

1. Environmental Studies Scholar begins work in September 2012.

2. Environmental Studies partners with the Natural Resources Conservation Service for $1.45 million through the Mississippi River Basin Initiative.

3.  Cabin Fever

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