Environmental Studies student selected for national training workshop

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Philip S Moravcik, (808) 956-3097
Junior Specialist, Water Resources Research Center
Posted: Oct 25, 2010

Environmental Studies major Robert Johnson is among a group of twenty undergraduates selected from universities across the U.S. to participate in “The Future of Environmental Decisions: Informing Citizens with Scientific Data” workshop in Washington D.C. November 3-7, 2010. The workshop explores how scientific data can help citizens and decision-makers better understand the interaction of local and regional issues and the complexity of environmental decision-making.

The workshop organizers include the Ecological Society of America, sponsor of the UH Mānoa Ecology Club through the Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability: Diverse People for a Diverse Science (SEEDS) program and The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). The SEEDS mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession to ensure environmental understanding and a sustainable future. NEON is a project of the U.S. National Science Foundation, that will collect data across the United States on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity.

Johnson is in the Honor’s Program and is also completing a minor in Geography. The Environmental Studies program at UH Mānoa offers opportunities for individually designed courses of study. The program offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Major Equivalent in Environmental Studies or a Certificate in Environmental Studies to augment other academic majors. The Environmental Center serves as the coordinator and student advisor for the Environmental Studies program.

For more information, contact Dr. John Cusick at (808) 956-7362 or jcusick@hawaii.edu