Spring 2016 course offerings in Geography

It's never too early to plan ahead. Spring 2016 classes will show up in the course guide at MyUW this Friday. Here's a complete list of courses being offered by the Geography Department next semester. Class registration begins November 11th for undergrads and November 9th for grad students.

Majors can set up an appointment to discuss course plans with undergraduate advisor, Joel Gruley, or with their sub-area faculty advisor.  

See the Spring 2016 course offerings page

Wisconsin Idea: Bringing environmental education to rural Ecuador

Before they even left for their study abroad program in Ecuador last spring, UW-Madison students Brenna O’Halloran (B.A. Geography, Environmental Studies) and Lauren Feierstein had already decided they wanted to stay for the summer as well.

In a pre-study abroad meeting, Catherine Woodward, a professor in the Nelson Institute as well as president of the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation in Quito, Ecuador, offered to students the “Ceiba Tropical Conservation Semester” program the possibility of summer research funding for service projects.

That conversation turned into an application for the Wisconsin Idea Fellowships through the Morgridge Center for Public Service. O’Halloran and Feierstein developed a proposal for a three-day environmental education training workshop for elementary and middle school teachers from the rural communities of Tabuga, Camarones and Tasaste in coastal Ecuador. Read more