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Month: March 2017

March 31, 2017

A Day of Hands-on Environmental Exploration

Unity College’s Annual Spring Open House showcases unique sustainability education options for prospective students


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

March 30, 2017

The Role of Land Use in Environmental Science and Sustainability

As the human global population grows toward a projected 9 billion in 2050, developing a system of sustainable land use is becoming imperative for sustainability professionals. Sustainability in land use will mean balancing the territory devoted to living spaces and agriculture with that which is allowed to remain untouched, and ensuring that all environments remain… Read more »


March 23, 2017

Leadership in Abundance: Dr. Arnett – Chief Distance Education Officer

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: March 20, 2017 SUBJECT: Leadership in Abundance: Dr. Arnett – Chief Distance Education Officer ATTACHMENTS: None Colleagues,  As you probably know, Dr. Amy Arnett has been serving in the role of interim Chief Distance Education Officer since the position was vacated last fall. Amy has done an… Read more »


Scientist in the plant growth chamber

March 23, 2017

The Importance of Quantitative Methods in Environmental Science and Sustainability Measurement

Environmental science is a continuously evolving academic field that seeks to help us gain a progressively better understanding of our natural world and develop effective solutions for important sustainability issues. Challenging the status quo to address environmental problems requires solid evidence to persuade decision makers of the necessity of change. This makes quantitative literacy essential… Read more »


March 20, 2017

Have a Maine summer with Unity College camps

From wardens to whale watching, America’s Environmental College offers the best of Maine to everyone in ’17


lion fish

March 16, 2017

Mitigating Invasive Species with a Natural Resource Management Masters

After habitat loss, the most severe threat to biodiversity according to the World Conservation Union is invasive species. While the practice of transporting animals outside of their native regions goes back thousands of years to the earliest world explorers, globalization has resulted in a greater number of plants and animals being introduced into new environments.… Read more »


March 10, 2017

Maine college coming to Tacoma aquarium

Unity College bringing the best of campus to community engagement event in Great Northwest


Lions

March 09, 2017

Innovative Solutions to Conservation for Students in Colleges for Environmental Science

Conservation is vitally important for all living things, not just to protect animals and their ecosystems but to ensure the sustainability of our precious natural resources and, by extension, the survival of our species. The degradation of the planet’s natural areas resulting from land conversion practices, pollution, and extreme climate impacts is responsible for about… Read more »


March 07, 2017

International ‘rock star’ Jimmy Chin to provide Unity College Commencement address

America’s Environmental College announces a speaker for Class of 2017 who’s ‘danced with death’


student examining tray of water specimens in a marshy setting

March 02, 2017

How Grads with a Sustainability Degree Can Respond to Climate Change Skeptics

While the key facts regarding global warming have long been agreed upon by an overwhelming majority of scientists, political and popular debate about the existence and cause of climate change continues on, especially in the United States. Sustainability science students and graduates have likely encountered climate skeptics and deniers in their own families or social… Read more »


March 02, 2017

Tardigrade expert to address Canadian audience

Unity College Professor of Marine Biology Dr. Emma Perry discovered new species of tiny invertebrate.