Seats going fast for ‘An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399’

Only about 250 seats remain out of the original 1,000 available for “An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399” on Oct. 24 at Ohio State. So says CFAES’s David Hanselmann, coordinator of the Environmental Professionals Network, which is hosting the event. Read more here. Register here.

Ohio State hosting talks on famous grizzly bear, Ted Turner’s green impact in West

T. A. Moulton BarnTwo special events at Ohio State will look at two big personalities — a famous grizzly bear and media mogul turned environmentalist Ted Turner, who was born in Ohio — and the mark they’re making on the American West. Continue reading

Americans’ growing love for animals, including big fierce ones

Great white shark fings and teeth“Americans love animals more than they used to — even ‘scary’ ones,” says the headline of a Sept. 20 story in the Washington Post. It’s on a recent study by CFAES scientists called “Changes in attitudes toward animals in the United States from 1978 to 2014,” which the journal Biological Conservation recently published. Americans’ changing attitudes, the scientists wrote, “may be indicative of growing concern for the welfare of animals — both wild and domestic.” The scientists are with the Department of Animal Sciences and the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Read their study here. (Photo: Great white shark by Ramon Carretero from iStock.)

‘We were knee high in mud. But it was worth it’

Ohio’s Division of Wildlife recently honored Medina County Career Center graduates Dan Phillips and Emma Trapp for their work developing a WILD School-designated wildlife garden at the center. Both are now students at CFAES’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. Ann Norman of northeast Ohio’s Sun News has the story.

‘Plains,’ ‘Forests’: Environmental Film Series continues tonight

Plains episode of Earth A New WildOhio State’s Environmental Film Series continues tonight with “Plains” and “Forests.” Both are episodes from the PBS series “Earth: A New Wild.” Rebecca Swab, director of restoration ecology at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, and Peter Curtis, professor in Ohio State’s Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, will lead the discussion afterward. Get details. (Fan of “Earth: A New Wild”? Read this.) (Image: PBS.)

‘Dry Season’ tonight in Environmental Film Series

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLYOhio State’s Environmental Film Series continues tonight with “Dry Season” from the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.” Among the episode’s onscreen correspondents are actors Don Cheadle and Harrison Ford. In person, Greg Hitzhusen of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and Bryan Mark of Ohio State’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center will lead the discussion afterward. (A previous post listed them wrongly as last week’s facilitators.) Free admission. Everyone’s welcome. Details here and here. (Photo: Showtime.)

Get tickets now, or at least soon, for February evening with M. Sanjayan

M Sanjayan and Earth A New WildThe Environmental Professionals Network, a service of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, is presenting a special evening with M. Sanjayan, host of the PBS series “Earth: A New Wild,” on Feb. 11 in Columbus. That’s about four months away still. But tickets are going fast. Continue reading

‘There really are solutions’: Environmental film series starts Oct. 20

Film series 2Students from Ohio State and members of the broader community will screen and discuss six weekly environmental films with university and local experts in October and November.

The series is designed to raise awareness of climate change and its economic, health, political and environmental impacts, said David Hanselmann, a lecturer in CFAES and the coordinator of the Environmental Professionals Network. Continue reading