Thacher Contest Winners Use Space Data and Imagery for Projects

June 19, 2014


As clean freshwater resources across the nation and globe become more scarce, new techniques will be required to assess water quality.   Space technology stands to play a greater role in this endeavor.  Paul J. Hagery High School’s Zachary Weishampel’s examined this idea and now is the grand prize winner of the 2014 Thacher Environmental Research Read More →

Congrats to NASA’s Compton “Jim” Tucker!

May 5, 2014


IGES sends sincere congratulations to long-time colleague, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Compton “Jim” Tucker, who recent received the Vega Medal from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. This honor celebrates Dr. Tucker’s work in remote sensing.  Awarded by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Culture every three years, the metal is presented to an Read More →

Wine, Weather, and Climate Highlight Need for Observations

April 15, 2014


A unique education program was held on Capitol Hill the evening of March 25 —one that highlighted the link between Federal investment in Earth science and observations and the cha ching of the U.S. economy. As part of the Grains to Grapes program hosted by the Alliance for Earth Observations and Wine America, participants learned Read More →

Nancy Colleton Co-Authors WAZA Article

April 9, 2014


In “Conservation, Numbers, and People,” IGES President Nancy Colleton and, colleague, Louisa Diggs explore the human dimension of biodiversity conservation.    Published in the March 2014 edition of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums News, the article stresses the importance of strategic communication and behavioral change approaches to combat biodiversity decline.  Colleton is the deputy Read More →

Capture Change with the 2014 IGES Earth Day Photo & Essay Contest

March 27, 2014


Our Earth is a dynamic planet, constantly changing and shifting – one day we experience sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, while the next it can be cold and snowing! Not only does Earth’s weather change, but the very land changes through sudden seismic activity, like earthquakes and tsunamis, or slow changes from erosion, taking place Read More →

Winners of Student Research Contest to be Featured in Apogeo Spatial

March 5, 2014


The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has partnered with Apogeo Spatial to feature a new prize as part of the 2014 Thacher Environmental Research Contest for U.S. high school students. In addition to receiving a $2,000 award, the winning entry will be featured in the Summer 2014 Apogeo Spatial, a major publication promoting the Read More →

Students Invited to Explore Protected Areas for 2014 Thacher Environmental Research Contest

February 3, 2014


Winners for the 2014 Thacher Environmental Contest have been selected. An official announcement on the winners will be made the week of June 15.  The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies is pleased to invite U.S. high school students to participate in the 2014 Thacher Environmental Research Contest. This annual contest allows students the opportunity to Read More →

IGES Founding Board Member to Receive NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

January 29, 2014


Shelby G. Tilford, founding board member of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and former NASA Assistant Administrator for Mission to Planet Earth, has been selected to receive the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and Read More →

IGES’ Theresa Schwerin Co-Authors Paper on Impacts of NASA Science Education

December 20, 2013


IGES Vice President for Education, Theresa Schwerin, co-authored a paper highlighting the important link between NASA science and science education and highlighting the measurable impact of the agency’s education and public outreach investments.  “Science and Science Education Go Hand-in-Hand: The Impact of the NASA Science Mission Directorate Education and Public Outreach Program” was written by Read More →

Students Connect Language, Science, and Art for Winning Animal Creations

December 18, 2013


Arlington, Va. December 18, 2013 – A moonlit scene of schools of fish, a band of gorillas striking a tune, and a trio of cheetahs on the hunt are some of the remarkable images created by the winners of a national environmental art contest. The 18th Annual Art Contest sponsored by the Institute for Global Environmental Read More →