MU Kicks the Bottle!!!!!!
Manchester University Environmental Studies partners with IASWD, NRCS for Paired Watershed Research
Life on the Eel river in Early Spring
Student Science Seminars:
"Water quality monitoring of agricultural streams in the Eel River watershed through the Mississippi River Basin Initiative"
"The "dam" research: Ecological implications of removal of two low-head dams in the Eel River near North Manchester, Indiana"
"An examination of age, growth and year class strength of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in the Eel River near Liberty Mills, Indiana"
"The relationship between discharge and suspended sediment on the Eel River in North Manchester, Indiana"
"Acoustic survey of bat activity over four caves in a pre white-nose mesophytic forest habitat in Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area and Fort Knox Military Base, Kentucky"
Redside dace (Clinostomus elongatus) in Mill Creek, Wabash County, Indiana: A strategy research and augmentation"
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
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.