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


Entries must be postmarked or emailed by May 5! 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 show off their science and technology skills by submitting research projects focused on the use 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 →

Nancy Colleton Writes Op-Ed for Capital Weather Gang

September 17, 2013


In “Weather Data: A National Security Priority,” IGES President Nancy Colleton argues that the decline of US weather and climate monitoring capabilities is a threat to our national security.  In the editorial, published September 17 on The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, Colleton draws on a personal relationship with the flood-stricken city of Boulder, Colo. to Read More →

IGES’ Morgan Woroner to Participate in Online Climate Communication Hangout

August 1, 2013


IGES’ Education Program Associate Morgan Woroner will participate in a Google+ Hangout on “Best Practices in Online Climate Communication.”   The August 1 hangout, hosted by ScienceOnline Climate seeks to engage a panel of experts on how best to utilize new media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, in communicating research, policy, and educational information on Read More →